(1993) Nelson Mandela, “Address to the Nation”

After Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he and representatives of the African National Congress (ANC) began a public period of negotiations in preparation for majority rule in that nation.  The negotiations were set back however when ANC leader Chris Hani was assassinated.   … Read More(1993) Nelson Mandela, “Address to the Nation”

(1993) Nelson Mandela, “Nobel Peace Prize Address”

In 1993 South African political activist Nelson Mandela shared the annual Nobel Peace Prize with South African President F.W. de Klerk.  Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize address on December 10, 1993 in Oslo, Norway appears below. Your Majesty the King, Your Royal Highness, Honourable Prime Minister, … Read More(1993) Nelson Mandela, “Nobel Peace Prize Address”

(1994) Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address as President of South Africa

On May 9, 1994, Nelson Mandela was officially inaugurated as the first democratically elected President of South Africa chosen by the majority of the nation’s citizens.  His inauguration address given at Cape Town, South Africa, appears below. Mr. Master of Ceremonies, Your Excellencies, Members of … Read More(1994) Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address as President of South Africa

(2009) Barack Obama, “A New Beginning Between the United States and the Muslim World”

On June 4, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a major speech addressing the relationship between the United States and the Muslim World at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. The text of the speech appears below. Thank you very much. Good afternoon. I am honored … Read More(2009) Barack Obama, “A New Beginning Between the United States and the Muslim World”