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Uploaded on Feb 10, 2009
From media critic David Tereshchuk's multimedia site THE MEDIA BEAT (http://www.themediabeat.us/50-years-o...). Nelson Mandela's famous declaration to the court in his 1964 terrorism trial, expressing his readiness to face execution. In fact the sentence was reduced to life imprisonment. This rare audio-recording was originally made on "dictabelt" technology and rescued for posterity by experts at the British Library.