May 10, 1994: Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.

May 10 2012, 05:06 PM   •   15 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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May 09 2012, 11:14 AM   •   34 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Nelson Mandela digital archive launched 

An extensive digital archive documenting former South African President Nelson Mandela’s life has been launched on the internet.

Almost 2,000 entries have been made available for scholars and researchers.

Images of the cell on Robben Island, near Cape Town, in which he spent many of his 27 years in jail are among the material stored on the archive.

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March 28 2012, 07:33 AM   •   40 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

 - Nelson Mandela  (via quote-book)
January 19 2012, 12:26 PM   •   2,399 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made, and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of Justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and human life.

 - Nelson Mandela - (via eatlivewear)
November 25 2011, 02:10 PM   •   43 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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It Always Seems Impossible Until it is Done. -Nelson Mandela
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It Always Seems Impossible Until it is Done. -Nelson Mandela

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November 02 2011, 11:48 AM   •   46 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Don’t wait for any Mandela. Don’t wait for any Gandhi and don’t wait for any King. You have to be your own Mandelas. You have to be your own Gandhis, and you have to be your own King. You know your own issues, you know your own priorities, and you know how to address them. Stand up, step out, and work for your own peace.

 - 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Leymah Gbowee on her work encouraging Liberian women to vote and to halt soldiers preying on women. (via daffodilsocialism)
October 13 2011, 12:25 PM   •   19 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

It always seems impossible until it’s all done.

 - Nelson Mandela (via philippelazaro)
October 08 2011, 02:58 PM   •   4 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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Via Flickr: nelson mandela quote: “If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.” african antelope africa series

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“If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.”
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October 08 2011, 02:57 PM   •   3 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Massive poverty and obscene inequality…rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils. In this new century, millions of people…remain imprisoned, enslaved, and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty. It is time to set them free. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is manmade and it can be overcome….Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. We thank you for coming here today. Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom. Of course the task will not be easy. but not to do this would be a crime against humanity, against which I ask all humanity now to rise up.

 - Nelson Mandela (via colourmegreenwich)
July 27 2011, 01:50 PM   •   15 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE