Nelson Mandela will go down in history as arguably one of the most brave and influential people in the world.

15 years ago today, the leader and activist was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal. 

In  celebration of him, we revisit a snippet of his famous acceptance speech:

For decades Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for justice and equality in South Africa.

He will forever be celebrated.

Thoughts on the leader’s achievements?

Sound off below!