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25 Life-Changing Nelson Mandela Quotes To Celebrate What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

The late South African President was one of the most revered activists and humanitarians ever. Nelson Mandela is considered one of the greatest leaders in modern history, and continues to be one of the most known and beloved figures in politics, activism, and humanitarian work. He passed away at the age of 95 in December of 2013, but today, July 13, 2018 marks what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, we’ve gathered some of his most inspirational quotes that both motivate us, and make us remember how far we’ve come — and how far we still have to go. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small village known as Mvezo in South Africa. In his youth, he became an activist against South Africa’s racist apartheid system that segregated South Africa’s black and white populations. In 1942, Mandela joined the African National Congress and within that helped form the African National Congress Youth League, who took part in boycotts, strikes, civil disobedience, and refusals of cooperation in order to peacefully protest the racist policies of the South African government. This continued for 20 years until 1962 when Nelson Mandela was sent to prison after organizing a political strike, where he remained for 27 […]

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