On This Day!

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

On This Day!

Today is the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s swearing-in as President of South Africa.

Photo by Lynnea Bylund Durban South Africa

 

Photo: This is the very location where Nelson Mandela cast his vote in his country’s first all-race elections at a polling booth in the school. Mandela chose the area because he wanted to give the native black population the confidence to vote.

He chose Ohlange High school in particular because this is where John Dube the first President of what was to become the ANC was buried and he wanted to lay a wreath. Mandela stood by the grave and said “Mr President, I have come to report to you that South Africa is free today.”  

Photo taken during the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa 2015 by Lynnea Bylund

 

 

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