Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #176) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #176)
Transcript: proper ideals that are associated with education.
Above all, these campaigns serve as a constant reminder that racial discrimination is in conflict with democratic ideals and that there are men and women who are prepared to stake their lives in the fight against colour oppression.
The wealth of our country consists not only in its gold and diamonds and other natural resources but also, and in a more important sense, in its people. There is a profound truth in the idea that "man makes himself", a truth bound up with the whole history of mankind and that has shaped our own history. Those who are today crusading for truth, justice and hunanity are fashioned out of the same crucible as the men and women who fought against all forms of human cruelty in South Africa for the past 300 years. Today's freedom army though predominately black, is non racial and fights for values that cut across all colour considerations. It is the army that faced the Nationalist government from the moment it came to power, and it is the army that is destined to rule South Africa.
Amongst the men and women who form part of the wealth of our country and who have made a real and permanent mark in its history is Professor Z.K. Matthews who has had a distinguished academic and political career and who has been a pioneer in many fields. Many leading personalities in Southern Africa and further afield will remember him as a man who taught them at high school and law and anthropology at Fort Hare. Others knew him as a Christian and an articulate speaker in the Native Representative Council. But even more people here and abroad will
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