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Nelson Mandela: The Journey of a True Hero

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Nelson Mandela: The Journey of a True Hero
Hero's Journey
I
n this Prezi, steps o
f
Nelson Mandela's life will be shown. The
y
will relate t
o
the steps of a Hero's Jo
u
rney, which is a
t
empl
a
te for many stories and their heroes. Ne
l
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
k
Sou
t
h Africans. He became w
o
rld renowned, yet it
a
ll started in the tiny village of
M
vezo...
Ordinary World
Rolihl
a
hla Ma
n
dela was born on July 18, 1918
in
the sm
al
l vill
a
ge-tow
n
Mvezo. His mother and father had important roles in their village, but other than that, Rolihlahla's life was avera
g
e for a yo
u
ng kid.
Call to adventure
Rolihl
a
hla Mandela's father died, and Rolihlahla had to move to the tribe villa
ge
of Mq
he
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
u
rg , South Africa. There, he i
n
ten
de
d to study law at the Unive
r
sity of Witwater
s
rand.
Meeting with the mentor
Nelson Mandela en
t
ered
and
become
s
an ac
t
ive member of the African National Congress(ANC) in 1942.
H
e
a
nd a small group of people form the African Na
t
ional Con
g
ress Y
o
uth L
e
ague(ANCYL). The organization it
s
elf inspires him
to
become a
h
ero and sav
i
or for hi
s
people.
By Liam Green
Crossing the threshold
T
he A
NCYL use
d
nonv
i
olence to protest against Apartheid. Soon, many people adopted this style o
f
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
Y
L, Nels
o
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
u
den
t
s. Nelson M
a
nde
l
a led the ANCYL through nonviolent defiance against the government.
Approach
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
k
illed. His new approach opposed his former nonviolen
t

o
ne.
Ordeal
Nelson Mandela and
hi
s organization, the U
m
khonto we Sizwe, was tr
i
aled for viole
n
ce against the Sout
h
Afr
i
can government in 1963. Mandela and other leader
s
of the group were tria
l
ed
an
d sentenced to
g
o to prison for life. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned from 1963 to 1990.
Res
u
rrection Hero
Nelson M
a
ndela was freed in 1990 from South African President F.W. de Klerk. To
ge
ther, Mandela and de Klerk peacefully found a way to end Aparthe
i
d, and in 1994, Sou
t
h Africa had its first tru
l
y democratic election. The e
l
ection was one by none other than the
g
reat Nels
o
n Mandela!
Re
t
urn with Elixir
Nels
o
n Mandela is now a world wide symbol for peace, and
his
legacy continues to inspire people.
He
returned to the norm
a
l wo
r
ld wi
t
h his story of nonviolence, and now it has saved many lives. May you rest in peace, Nelson Mandela
.
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