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Nelson Mandela

Black History Month

lexi simon

on 12 March 2013

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Long walk to FREEDOM! Nelson was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa.He was raised by Nosekeni Fanny and Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa. His full name is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Nelson's birth name was Rolihlahla Ronald Mandela. He attended primary school near Qunu and his teacher named him Nelson because he could not pronouce his real name. In 1942 he completed his BA at the University of South Africa and in 1943 he graduated with a BA from Wits University. In 1944 Nelson Mandela co-founded the ANC Youth Leaque (ANCYL) and was elected President of the group in 1951. In 1952 he opened the first black law firm in South Africa. Thumbs-up for Nelson Mendela Nelson Mandela Mandela served in Robben Island and then Pollsmoor Prison, while an international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted after 27 years in prison.his childrens names are Madiba Thembek Makgatho Lewanika Makaziwe Maki Zenani Zindziswa. His nationalty is south african. Mandela's first marriage was to Evelyn Ntoko Mase .Mandela's second wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Mandela remarried again on his 80th birthday in 1998, to Machel née Simbine, widow of Samora Machel. Black History Month Nelson Mandela was charged for sabotage in the Rivonia trial and on June 12th, 1964 was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He served most of his sentence at Robben Island Prison until December 7th, 1988 when he was moved to Victor Verster Prison to finish the last 14 months of his imprisonment. An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted after 27 years in prison on February 11th, 1990. Nelson Mandela voted for the very first time in his life on April 27, 1994! Nelson Mandela was elected as the President of South Africa in 1994 and took office on May 10th, 1994. He left office June 16th ,1999. His polticl party was the African National Congress. Most people dont even know about Nelson Mandela but he should be known like Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks because he affected our history. Nelson Mandela is a very important man because he fought for social equality and our rights. He went to prison for fighting for our human rights. Thats how much he cared! Would you go to prison for your rights? To me everbody should know at least one thing about Nelson Mandela. To me he stands for FREEDOM!!!!!!! :) :) The Noble Peace Prize of 1993 was awared jointly to Nelson Mandela and Fedrick Willem de Klerk ''for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa''. 'After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." He ran a Campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. He was married 3 times. Has 6 children, 20 grand-children and a growing number of great grand children. One of his grandchildren is Cheif Mandla Mandela. At age 94, Nelson Mandela still remains alive and is living in Qunu, a small village in Transkei, South Africa with Graca Machel " Long walk to Freedom" Famous Quote Famous Quote My Opinion!!! Nelson Mandela A piece of Mandela The Big Interview Mandela: "My acomplishment would be me going threw the triumph of fighting for equal rights." Interviewer: "What do you think your acomplishment in life was?" Interviewer: "What quote do you think is the funnest." Mandela: "I have lots of quotes but only one is funny but sad because all of the others are serious. Quote: "In my country we go to prison first then become president." Interviewer: "Mandela how old are you?" Mandela: "I'm 94." Interviewer: "So you have been through a lot then." Mandela: "Yes I have been through a lot!" Interviewer: "How long were you president? Mandela: "About five years." After his retirement as President, Mandela went on to become an advocate for a variety of social and human rights organizations. Mandela has received many South African, foreign and international honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 (which was shared with de Klerk);[260] appointment as a Baliff Grand Cross of the Order of St. John and to the Order of Merit, both personal gifts of Queen Elizabeth II;[261] and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush On July 18, 2007, Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu convened a group of world leaders in Johannesburg to contribute their wisdom and independent leadership to address the world's toughest problems. Winne Madikizela Mandela Graca Machel Evylon Ntoko Mase Madiba Makgatho Makaziwe Maki Zenani Zindziswa No children Nelson Mandela Family Tree 1st marrige 2nd marrige 3rd marrige Important Events In 1994 he launched his autobiography "Long walk to Freedom." His second book "Conversations with Myself" was published in 2010. Mandela became the oldest elected President of South Africa when he took office at the age of 75 in 1994. He decided not to stand for a second term and retired in 1999. Interviewer: " Would you say prison was the hardest time of your life." (What I think Mandela would say.) Mandela: I would say it was one of the hardest times in my life but it was the most reflective time and I've grown from the experience." Interviewer: "What was another hard time in your life?" Mandela: "When I was hosipitalized Nelson Mandela was hosipitalized in december 2012 because he got very sick and also was very old. He is in good spirits now and doctors are happy with his progress. Former president Zuma said in a statement that Mr. Mandela, 94, was happy to have visitors on Christmas Day. happiness spreeds
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