Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute

The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a popular-music concert staged on June 11, 1988 at Wembley Stadium, London and broadcast to 67 countries and an audience of 600 million. It was also referred to as Freedomfest, Free Nelson Mandela Concert and Mandela Day. In the US, the Fox television network heavily censored the political aspects of the concert.

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    Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
    Nelson Mandela (b. 1918)

    The victors and the vanquished then the storm it tossed and tore,
    As hard they strove, those worn-out men, upon that surly shore;
    Dead Nelson and his half-dead crew, his foes from near and far,
    Were rolled together on the deep that night at Trafalgar!
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

    Together, hand in hand, with that stick of matches, with our necklace, we shall liberate this country.
    —Winnie Mandela (b. 1934)

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    Annie Dillard (b. 1945)

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