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"Today when I look at Robben Island I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid," wrote Nelson Mandela in an introduction to his sketches included in the Robben Island Bible exhibit.

"Today when I look at Robben Island I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid," wrote Nelson Mandela in an introduction to his sketches included in the Robben Island Bible exhibit.

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The Folger Library exhibit, titled "A Book Behind Bars: The Robben Island Shakespeare," opened May 25. The exhibit also includes sketches of Robben Island locations by Nelson Mandela, which are being shown for the first time in the U.S.