Mandela's most famous speech
On April 20, 1964, Mandela stood on the dock of a Pretoria courtroom and gave what Max Fisher calls “the defining speech of the anti-Apartheid movement.”
Mandela spent 29 minutes delivering this speech, which was given less than two months before he was sentenced to life in prison.
“We believe that South Africa belongs to all the people who live in it, and not to one group, be it black or white,” he said during the address. He went on to recount his story and passionately argue for his beliefs, for peace and for equality.