Item 1503 - Address at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bridge

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Address at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bridge


  • 2003-07-20 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Mandela's brief address is based on his writings in his autobiography "Long walk to Freedom"

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I have no doubt that each and every one of you who is hear can say with authority and confidence that I have travelled this long road to freedom. I trust I did not falter. I made missteps along the way but I have discovered the secret that after crossing a great hill one only finds that there are many more hills to cross. I have taken a rest here for a moment to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back where I came. But I can only rest for a moment because with freedom comes responsibilities. I dare not linger for the road to freedom is not yet ended.
I thank you.

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Acquisition method: Accessioned on 09/04/2019 by Razia Saleh. Transcript by Sahm Venter from BBC recording.




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