Nelson Mandela Resource ( Dublin Archdiocese website)
Starting out as a leader of an underground political movement called the African National Congress Nelson Mandela played a part in many dramatic demonstrations against the white-ruled government.
Today, thanks to the self-sacrifice of Nelson Mandela, apartheid has been outlawed. Everyone in South Africa now has an equal opportunity at home and at work to live comfortable, productive lives. Nelson Mandela is one of the world’s true freedom fighters, and his life and personal triumphs will be remembered long after the world has forgotten the evils of Apartheid.
Nelson Mandela’s book, Long Walk to Freedom tells the extraordinary story of his life, an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”
Taken from FREEDOM HERO: NELSON MANDELA by Jeff Trussell http://myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=nelsonmandela
This video is worth a look.