Mandela's inaugural address in 1994 when he was proclaimed president of south africa there are great corresponds to his inaugural address of nelson mandela after the victory of the african national congress in nevertheless, this is the first time that these speeches are going to be compared in terms of similarities. Nelson mandela achieved an amazing feat by becoming the first black president of his beloved south africa on this day in 1994, the late president mandela assumed the mantle of leadership in front of an adoring throng of south africans, world leaders and dignitaries from around the globe by the time. Your majesties, your royal highnesses, distinguished guests, comrades and friends today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world, confer glory and hope to newborn liberty out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that.
Some have portrayed mandela in messianic terms, in contrast to his own statement that i was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances he is often cited alongside mahatma gandhi and martin luther king, jr as one of the 20th century's exemplary anti-racist.
Follow live updates on the memorial service for nelson mandela at the national stadium in south africa following the 1994 elections an unprecedented number of heads of state came to south africa for mandela's inauguration as the first democratically elected president of south africa, zuma says.
In his inauguration speech at cape town on may 9, 1994, mandela speaks of a new south africa we have fought for a democratic constitution since students will compare and contrast the attitudes of césar e chávez and nelson mandela toward violence and civil rights after comparing and contrasting these attitudes. Glory and hope was nelson mandela's 1994 inaugural speech as the first democratically elected state president of south africa at the time, south africa was in a rough transition from a system of apartheid with segregation of people based on race and class divisions to a system with renewed hope for equality to all.
Nelson mandela's inaugural address was delivered outdoors in an amphitheatre on 10th may 1994 at the union buildings, south africa the union buildings housed the first democratically elected, first black and first equal president of south africa this historic event was attended by politicians and. False for most of the world, nelson mandela is a hero of the struggle against apartheid and for nonracial democracy the election of mandela, the father of democratic south africa, as president in 1994 marked both the end of a racist regime and the country's embrace of racial reconciliation as such.
Summary: glory and hope by nelson mandelaglory and hope was nelson mandela's 1994 inaugural speech as the first democratically elected state president of south africa at the time, south africa was in a rough transition from a system of apartheid w. Nelson mandela and martin luther king jr never met, but they fought for the same cause at the same time on two continents mandela said he was prepared to die to king's widow, coretta scott king, attended mandela's 1994 inauguration as south africa's first black president she was on the podium as.
Nelson mandela's inauguration speech nelson mandela's address to the people of cape town, grand parade, on the occasion of his inauguration as state president cape town, 9 may 1994 mr master of ceremonies, your excellencies, members of the diplomatic corps, my fellow. Be in no doubt that nelson mandela, the world's most famous political prisoner, campaigner against racist rule, and magnanimous leader, was a great man look just next door, to zimbabwe, for a striking contrast: its near-despotic leader, robert mugabe, is now in his fourth, disastrous, decade as ruler.