Mandela's interior thoughts during his 27 years in prison have only recently come to light. Honesty, humility, a readiness to serve others, he said, were 'qualities within easy reach of every soul.'
Robert Marquand, Staff writer /
December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela's role in ending a deeply rooted system of forced segregation without violence or civil war made him one of few living figures with the moral stature of a Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi.