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October 31

In 2871, old style, a remarkable discovery was made by cyborg archeologists dispatched from the Post-American world of Samothrace in the Alpha Centauri system.

DedicationCarbon-dating and DNA matching techniques provided unmistakeable evidence that the human remains discovered on the Liliesleaf Farm belonged to the twentieth century revolutionary Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (pictured). Click to watch the first TV Interview of Nelson Mandela from 1961

Now a site of national heritage, Liliesleaf Farm was the location of the Rivonia Trial in 1963 at which Mandela famously declared "During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die".

Ten leaders of the African National Congress including Mandela were executed, yet their ideal survived the desperate centuries of the domination that followed. During that time, the Drakas established the Final Society, populated by a genetically altered new serf race, Homo Servus, which was incapable of rebelling.






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