Human Rights (Tribute 21) recognizes Nelson Mandela (1918–2013), an antiapartheid revolutionary known for his efforts to foster racial reconciliation and forgiveness in South Africa. Mandela served twenty-seven years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the government, then went on to be elected president of the Republic of South Africa; he was the first black South African to hold the position. The brochure pairs Rauschenberg’s print with a quote by Mandela: “. . . 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 need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
For a full list of the Tribute 21 portfolio honorees, see Felissimo’s informational brochure.