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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
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

"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another."
-Nelson Mandela
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." (Long Walk to Freedom) -Mandela

Interconnectedness
Transcendentalists believed in the unity between nature and a god, and human beings.
“Man is a piece of the universe made alive.” - Emerson

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

“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

Nonconformity
Transcendentalists believed in the individual not the government. They advocated not following the rules of religion and government.
"I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism." -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.

Mandela changed peoples lives in South Africa but there is still a lot of work to do.

We all need to think about how we can improve peoples lives like Mandela did.

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In Civil Disobedience, Thoreau 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.” (Civil Disobedience)
Works Cited Continued
Transcendentalists believed that governments and institutions corrupted the individual.
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Nelson Mandela is important today because he helped end apartheid and everyone now has equal rights in South Africa.
Thesis:
By: Brooke Ryan and
Rachel Swanson
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