The speech at the Rivonia Trial that changed history

by Glenn Frankel

For more than four hours he had stood in the dock in a packed, stately, wood-paneled courtroom in Pretoria, the heart of the white apartheid government, and had spoken without pause or interruption about his country and his politics and the reasons he had chosen to become an enemy of the state. And now came the moment of truth for Nelson Mandela.

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