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Compare And Contrast: Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King
Transcript of Compare And Contrast: Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15,1929. He died on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American Baptist minister, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King were both jailed for their beliefs and activism.
They both fought for civil rights.
MLK and Mandela were the leaders of organizations
Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Each man has a day that is dedicated to them: MLK Day is the third Monday of January each year. The Nelson Mandela International Day of Service is on his birthday (July 18) each year.
Each man also has a place, where they have are preserved in history. The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.
MLK and Nelson Mandela had four children.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18,1918.He died on December 5, 2013, at age of 95. Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and contributor who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Mandela spent 27 years in prison during white racist rule in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela was concerned with injustices about the Apartheid in South Africa.
MLK was concerned with injustices for African-Americans in the United States.
Nelson Mandela had to share the Nobel Peace Prize with the South African president.
MLK believed in nonviolence.
Mandela gave reason arguments for why violence should be used as a means to bring change.