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by June 27, 2014
Beginning when he was a young man in his 20s, Nelson Mandela fought against apartheid, protesting the South African government's racist policies. Jailed multiple times for treason and other political offenses and imprisoned for over 27 years, Mandela emerged without rancor or bitterness yet resolved to bring an end to South Africa's unjust political system.
In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to dismantle apartheid and build a nation dedicated to equality and justice for all. The following year, in the country's first democratic elections, he was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
Mandela dedicated his life to equality, democracy, and education. His determination to fight racism and injustice is an example to us all. Please sign this action to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela and his life's work by pledging to do everything you can in your own life to advance equality and justice.
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