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Item 162 - Nelson Mandela Catalog 563 (Aug 2019)

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Significant TLS signed “N. Mandela,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, February 2, 2007. Letter on the impact and influence of Mohandas Gandhi, in part: "The influence of Gandhi had a profound effect throughout Africa, as a philosophical leader he greatly inspired the struggle in South Africa. Gandhi's humble nature made it possible for the less fortunate to relate to him, and therefore had great success in spreading his word. In a world that is permanently at the mercy of war and oppression, Gandhi's message of peace and non violence holds the key to our very survival in the 21st Century. He rightly believed in the efficacy of pitting the soul force of the Satyagrahi against the brute force of the oppressor and in effect, converting the oppressor to the right and moral point of view. The world would be a far more prosperous place if each person practiced a fraction of Gandhi's beliefs. In order to commemorate 100 years of Satyagraha, a series of events have been planned in South Africa. I hope these events will articulate the aspirations of all those who lay faith in the ideals that Mahatma Gandhi preached and lived for. I wish the Hindu community success during these events." In fine condition. A remarkable letter connecting two of the great nonviolent activists of the 20th century.

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