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Nelson Mandela

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Transcript of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: Relationship to Transcendentalism
Overview
Nelson Mandela Transcendentalism
Civil Disobedience
Interconnectedness
Nonconformity
Connections to famous Transcendentalists
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civil Disobedience
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw." -Mandela

By Brooke Ryan & Rachel Swanson
"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another."
-Nelson Mandela
In Civil Disobedience, Thoreau’s stated, “I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.”

Interconnectedness
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Mandela

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same.” - Mandela

“Man is a piece of the universe made alive.” - Emerson

Nonconformity
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” ―-Nelson Mandela
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conclusion
Mandela was a nonconformist who believed in civil disobedience and the interconnectedness in all people.
We all need to think about how to change the world and make it better because mandela did it so we can do it

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Who is Nelson Mandela?
Born near Umtata in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918.
One of South Africa's first Black Lawyers.
In 1944 Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC)
ANC challenged the apartheid policy
1960 ANC was banned Mandela formed a military wing
Arrested in 1962 and sentenced to life imprisonment for high treason and conspiracy against the state

Who is Nelson Mandela Continued
"According to NPR, "Feb. 11, 1990, was when he walked out of prison after 27 years behind bars."
Presidency: May of 1994-June of 1999
Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993

“I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.” -Thoreau
Transcendentalists believed in the unity between nature anda god, and human beings.
Transcendentalists believed in the individual not the government. They advocated not following the rules of religion and government.
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