Nelson Mandela Persuasive Speech Pdf

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UNICEF, is one of the most important organizations in the world, and as such requires an important spokesperson as well. There are many possible, qualified candidates to be the next spokesperson for UNICEF. The organization needs a new face to be remembered by while they continue to help over 180 of the countries in the world. This is an important decision, and therefore, Nelson Mandela should be the next spokesperson for UNICEF because of his fight for racial equality and against oppression, and his experience of growing up in Apartheid-torn South Africa. Nelson is qualified for this position for his work with racial equality in South Africa. In an excerpt from ¨The Long Walk to Freedom¨, the text states, “But in a country like South Africa,…show more content…
The text states, “The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed” (Mandela 736). This quote by Mandela means those who break free from oppression, can now choose what they can do with their freedom. It means he knows when the fight ends, because the oppression may be broken, but the society that left the oppression is still there. He cannot leave as soon as the oppressors are gone, as one will rise as soon as he leaves. Also, the text quotes, “When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both”(Mandela 736). What this boils down to is the conspicuous point that the oppressor needs help also. There is always a reason for someone to do those horrible things, and the victim and the predator both have problems to be solved. In these cases, Mandela is not directly helping children, but attempting to bottle the suffering at the source, so all can live happy, free, equal lives. The oppressor may have done horrible things, barricaded the progress of his society, but we are all human. We all do bad things, but with varying degrees of severity. Nelson Mandela would be a great candidate for the position at UNICEF for his work against
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