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Nelson Mandela: The Journey of a True Hero
Transcript of Nelson Mandela: The Journey of a True Hero
n this Prezi, steps o
Nelson Mandela's life will be shown. The
will relate t
the steps of a Hero's Jo
rney, which is a
te for many stories and their heroes. Ne
son Mandela was an inspiring person who went to prison for 27 years for his cause to end Apartheid: a law system that discriminated against Blac
h Africans. He became w
rld renowned, yet it
ll started in the tiny village of
dela was born on July 18, 1918
Mvezo. His mother and father had important roles in their village, but other than that, Rolihlahla's life was avera
e for a yo
Call to adventure
hla Mandela's father died, and Rolihlahla had to move to the tribe villa
kezweni. There, he was given his alternate name Nelson in grade school. In this village his career, marriage, and shelter was arranged by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo( a close friend of Mandela's dad).
Refusal to call
Nelson Mandela felt that some of the arrangements in his life weren't what he wanted, so Nelson ran away to Johannesb
rg , South Africa. There, he i
d to study law at the Unive
sity of Witwater
Meeting with the mentor
Nelson Mandela en
ive member of the African National Congress(ANC) in 1942.
nd a small group of people form the African Na
ague(ANCYL). The organization it
elf inspires him
ero and sav
or for hi
By Liam Green
Crossing the threshold
olence to protest against Apartheid. Soon, many people adopted this style o
nonviolence and helped Black South Africans earn their civil rights. Nelson Mandela was now part of the Civil Rights Movement in South Africa.
Mvezo, South Afica
Tests, Allies, and Enemies
In the ANC
n Mandela met loyal people who he became close friends with. Oliver Tambo, for example, helped Nelson form a law school firm for Black st
s. Nelson M
a led the ANCYL through nonviolent defiance against the government.
When the South African Apartheid government banned the ANC and all of its sub-organizations, Nelson Mandela realized he had to lead guerrilla war tactics against the government to not have his hope be
illed. His new approach opposed his former nonviolen
Nelson Mandela and
s organization, the U
khonto we Sizwe, was tr
aled for viole
ce against the Sout
can government in 1963. Mandela and other leader
of the group were tria
d sentenced to
o to prison for life. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned from 1963 to 1990.
ndela was freed in 1990 from South African President F.W. de Klerk. To
ther, Mandela and de Klerk peacefully found a way to end Aparthe
d, and in 1994, Sou
h Africa had its first tru
y democratic election. The e
ection was one by none other than the
urn with Elixir
n Mandela is now a world wide symbol for peace, and
legacy continues to inspire people.
returned to the norm
h his story of nonviolence, and now it has saved many lives. May you rest in peace, Nelson Mandela