Today, the first truly democratic SOUTH AFRICAN President NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) would have turned 100 years old.
Since 2010, the date July 18. has been globally celebrated as NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Tuesday, July 17, in SOUTH AFRICA, the NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION hosted tPresident BARACK OBAMA who delivered the 2018 NELSON MANDELA ANNUAL LECTURE at the BIDWEST WANDERERS STADIUM in JOHANNESBURG, SA.
Courtesy of the wonderful folks at TIME Magazine, PLEASE take a little tie to read President BARACK OBAMA: MADELA DAY 2018 - 2018 NELSON MANDELA ANNUAL LECTURE: FULL TRANSCRIPT.:
The you have a little more time, watch the FULL VIDEO.
"I believe in Nelson Mandela’s vision. I believe in a vision shared by Gandhi and King and Abraham Lincoln. I believe in a vision of equality, justice, freedom and multi-racial democracy, built on the premise that all people are created equal, and they're endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, and I believe that a world governed by such principles is possible. And it can achieve more peace and more cooperation in pursuit of a common good. That’s what I believe." —@barackobama at the 2018 #MandelaLecture