I had the blessed privilege of attending the Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Oakland, CA) in Jun 30, 1990 to see President Mandela and Winnie Mandela. The air was filled with excitement as bands played, dancers danced, singers sung and signers signed in beat to the drums and in unison with every voice. All waited anxiously for the main attraction, Mr. Mandela. The stadium sits over 60,000 people, their voices shouting excitement that roared loudly permeating the air like billows of smoke filling the surrounding area. Then there was that moment when Mr. Mandela walked to the podium. It was like a resounding clap of thunder that lasted for approximately 5 minutes. Suddenly, as Mr. Mandela began to speak the entire Stadium became quiet as every ear was captivated by Mr. Mandela hanging on his every word. As I look around in quietness of spirit and soul at a rainbow of peoples, there was not a dry eye in the place! There was such a hushed quiet as if on cue from a higher power that one could hear a pin drop. What an exciting day that was and I am certain will forever live on in the memory of all who was there at the Oakland Coliseum Stadium in Oakland, California that day—it will mine! Take your rest Royal Son of G-D. You have fought a good fight, you kept the faith your reward is waiting for you, your legacy as well as your spirit will live on! Hotep Blessings One Love! Apostle Rubie James
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