I just finished the book of A Long Way to Freedom by Nelson Mandela who was a great warrior in my mind. He was not so capable when he was young but he was persistent and worked hard. Of course, he studied hard and read a lot. So he graduated as a bachelor and started his career in law as a lawyer.
Meanwhile, he wasn't satisfied with the reality of suppression on the native South African people by the White people. He worked together with his colleagues to destroy the rule of the White. The journey to their freedom was really long. As a matter of fact, he was sentenced and life long punishment in prison. Finally, he had stayed there for 27 years. Both he and his organization fought after his imprisonment. You might ask the reason why they didn't kill him but just imprison him. I shall say, there were laws and justice to some extend. If you read the book you could get the idea. Anyway you do ask a good question.
And the society changed in South Africa partly because of his effort. The government and the president by then agreed to negotiate with him and his organization. In 1994, after three years negotiation, they reached agreement and their country became a freedom for all people regardless of their color. He was elected as the president.
His several speeches in the book are very powerful and persuasive. It's his autobiography and very prestigious.
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