Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela

Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Keller, Bill
ISBN: 
0753459922

The defendants had little hope of winning the case.... On the first day of the trial, Mandela startled the courtroom by arriving in the traditional leopard-skin cloak of Xhosa royalty to dramatize the fact that he was an African entering a white man's court.... "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination," he told the court. "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and see realized. But if it need be, my lord, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." They were found guilty, as they knew they would be.... Mandela was forty-four years old when he entered prison. He would be seventy-one when he was released. Book jacket.

Description: 

The story of Nelson Mandela, who challenged apartheid in South Africa.

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Call Number: 
YP 92 Mandela 2008

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