I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.
--Nelson Mandela (b.1918) South African anti-apartheid activist who was jailed for 27 years; Following his release, Mandela was elected President of South Africa. He relieved the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Above: Rock Creek Road outside of Erwin, TN.