“Today marks the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, a time when we remember his global impact on civil rights. He was the former president of South Africa and leader of the anti-apartheid movement. His humanitarian efforts have drawn comparisons to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and he continued to inspire people across the globe after his release from prison, as he visited many countries, including the United States. He famously said: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.'”
Yours in Service,
NYS Senator James Sanders Jr.
“Nelson Mandela” (known in some versions as “Free Nelson Mandela”) is a song written by Jerry Dammers and performed by band The Special A.K.A. as a protest against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela by the apartheid South African government.
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