Prior to purchasing my own Nelson R. Mandela figure, the following details about it were included in chapter 6 on page 329 of my book, Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion (2008):
While writing my third book, published in 2010, I acquired my own Nelson R. Mandela and through me, he wrote the following entry on page 115 of The Doll Blogs: When Dolls Speak, I Listen:
The Nelson R. Mandela figure also includes a biographical pamphlet covering the president's life before and during his service as the first democratically-elected President of South Africa with the inclusion of biographical facts and rare photographs.
- I have dedicated my life to this struggle.
- It seems most strange that man should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come. Now men who believe in that, you disappear under a cloud of glory, your name lives beyond the grave.
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