Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #70) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #70)
Transcript: that men who had no university training could be my superiors in knowledge, I felt they had the right solution for our problems. Gaur, with whom I spent almost every day of the week for two years, used to give me books to read. During lunch break he would give me impromtu talks on a wide variety of topics. These sessions once provoked a member of the firm to remark: "Keep away from Gaur. He will poison your mind. Every day he sits on that desk planning a world revolution!" But by this time Gaur's grip on me was quite strong and I could not accept this fatherly advice. What particularly fascinated me in him was the confidence with which a black man could express his sense of total committment to the freedom struggle in the presence of white intellectuals and punch visible holes in their arguments. Indeed he seemed to think of nothing else but revolution. He was not merely a theretician, but was attending meetings all over the Transvaal and featuring prominently in political demonstrations.
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