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Transcript of Nelson Mandela
Who is Nelson Mandela?
July 18, 1918
Mvezo, capital of Transkei
Rolihlahla to Nelson; "pulling the branch of a tree" "troublemaker"
Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, chief of Mvezo
Mveno to Qunu (north of Mveno)
Qunu to Mqhekezweni (capital of Thembuland)
Jongintaba, Mandela's guardian
Mandela's mother to Qunu
Ealry Life - Mqhekezweni
A road toward politics!
In Mqhekezweni, Mandela took interest in history after witnessing "raw democracy" at its finest.
Arrest After Arrest After Arrest...
Finally released after 27 years (10,000 days)
Innocent lives lost
Charged with Sabotage and Treason
Sentenced to life
" I am Prepared to die"
Police found documents that was outlining a campaign to overthrow the government
Charged with Conspiracy
Dauhters: Makazawie Mandela, Zenani Mandela, Zindziswa Mandela
Sons: Madiba Mandela and Makgatho
1952 Charged with violating the suppression of Communism act
1956 Arrested and put on trial for treason
1962 Charged with Conspiracy and sentenced with 5 years
1964 Charged with sabotage and treason Sentenced with life
Talking with the Enemy
P. W. Botha Publicly offered Mandela Freedom if he rejected Violence as a political response.
" Until my People are free, I can never be free"
First Black African President in South Africa
Africans v. Afrikaans
legal form of segregation
mirrors American segregation
Africa and the Apartheid
African National Congress
South African political party
fought for the freedom and rights of the Africans