In 1963, Nelson Mandela, arguing against South African apartheid, said the end of the cruel system was an idea for which he was prepared to die. Instead, Mandela was sentenced to life in prison, only to be released in 1990, when it was obvious apartheid was failing. He passed away today at the age of 95. Nelson Mandela did more than die for his country: he lived for her.
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