Quote of the Day: Nelson Mandela on Contracts

The anti-apartheid icon on how people can only enter agreements if they are free and untethered.

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You can read this quote by Nelson Mandela, from a statement he gave while in prison in 1985, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote in its full context here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.