Speeches of Nelson Mandela. Speaking to a Joint Session o...
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June 26, 1990 Nelson Mandela at Capitol Building, speaking to a Joint Session of Congress. C/A's of Congressmen, Senators, dignitaries, cabinet members, etc., listening & applauding (including Paul Simon, Patrick Moynihan, Speaker Tom Foley, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Dick Gephardt, Charles Rangel, Lloyd Bentsen, etc). Mandela: "To destroy racism in the world, we, together, must expunge apartheid racism in South Africa. Justice and liberty must be our tool, prosperity and happiness our weapon. Mr Speaker, Distinguished representatives of the American people: You know this more than we do that peace is its own reward. Our own fate, born by a succession of generations that reach backwards into centuries, has been nothing but tension, conflict and death. In a sense we do not know the meaning of peace except in the imagination. But because we have not known true peace in its real meaning; because, for centuries, generations have had to bury the victims of state violence, we have fought for the right to experience peace.