Nelson Mandela's greatest speeches (VIDEO)

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Nelson Mandela looks at a copy of his book "Nelson Mandela by Himself," launched June 27, 2011 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.

From his first television interview in 1961 to the video messages he recorded for South Africans after he retired as president, Nelson Mandela was a masterful communicator, adept at finding common ground with people even as he took tough positions on complicated issues.


First television interview (1961)



Mandela speaks at his terrorism trial (audio) (1964)



Mandela speaks after being released from prison (1990)



Albertina Susulu nominates Nelson Mandela for president (1994)

(nominations begin at 4:12)



Nelson Mandela's inaugural address (1994)



Nelson Mandela meets South Africa’s Springbok rugby team (1995)



Nelson Mandela at the United Nations (excerpts, 1990 to 1998)



Nelson Mandela says AIDS is a human rights issue (2008)