All the birds of Jeru come, Sing a song of martyrdom. Every cage and every tree, Set the birds of Jeru free. If the King among you dies, Lift him up and bring him here, To claim his troth to every ear.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela- born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare & the University of Witwatersrand & qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African Nat'l Congress in 1944 & was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom. Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela released from prison