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Thu December 5, 2013

Freed From Prison, Mandela Preached Harmony, Equality

Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 4:47 pm

On Feb. 11, 1990, upon his release from prison, Nelson Mandela stood on the steps of City Hall in Cape Town, South Africa. He told the gather crowd of more than 100,000 people to seize what he called "a decisive moment." In the audio above, you can listen to a segment of that speech.

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