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Long Walk To Freedom
Transcript of Long Walk To Freedom
By. Jordan, Addison, Amber, and Michael
About the Author
-The author is Nelson Mandela.
-He was born into the Madiba clan in the village of mvezo,Transkei,on 18 July 1918.
-His mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni and his father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadia.
- He began his studies for a bachelor of arts degree at the University Collage of Fort Hare but did not complete the degree there as he was expelled for student protest.
- In 1989, while in the last months of imprisonments , he obtained an LLB through the University of South Africa. He graduated in absentia at a ceremony in Cape Town.
- Nelson Mandela's mother died in 1968.
- On 12 August 1988 he was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis.
- On 10 May 1994 he was inaugurated South Africa’s first democratically elected President. On his 80th birthday in 1998 he married Graça Machel, his third wife.
More about the Author
Summary of the selection
- On 9 October 1963 Nelson Mandela joined ten others on trial for sabotage in what became known as the Rivonia Trial.
- On 11 January 1962, using the adopted name David Motsamayi, Nelson Mandela secretly left South Africa.
- In 1952 he was chosen at the National Volunteer-in-Chief of the Defiance Campaign with Maulvi Cachalia as his deputy.
- Nelson Mandela rose through the ranks of the ANCYL and through its efforts, the ANC adopted a more radical mass-based policy, the Programme of Action in 1949.
- Nelson Mandela's father died in 1930 when Mandela was 12.
- He died at his home in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013.
The topic of our summary is "The Long Walk to Freedom." The main idea in this short story is social inequality, fighting for justice, human rights, freedoms and human sacrafice. Nelson Mandela is a South African lawyer who in the 1940s joined the African National Congress when the law under the Apartheid system's brutal tyranny proves useless for his people. After the Sharpeville Massacre, Mandela pays the price when he and his comrades are sentenced to life imprisonment for treason while Winnie, his wife is abused by the authorities herself. Mandela's spirit is unbowed over the decades in chains as his struggle goes on. As Winnie's determination hardens over the years Nelson's own stature rises until he becomes the famous leader of his movement.
1) Where was he born?
2) Why is he called Mandiba?
3) Why was he sent to jail?
4) Where was he jailed?
5) Who was his mom?
1) When did he get the Nobel Peace Prize?
A) 1992 B) 1993 C) 1995
2) How long was he jailed in Robben Island?
A) 18 yrs B) 17 yrs C) 20 yrs
3) What year was he born?
A) 1917 B) 1918 C) 1919
4) What year did his father die?
A) 1935 B) 1931 C) 1930
5) He died in what year?
A) 2013 B) 2012 C) 2010
6) Where did he die?
A) Outside B) his home C) his parents home
What you should learn
True or False
1) After he was realsed he became president of ANC in 1991.
2) Nelson started his schooling at the local mission school.
3) He was born on July 20.
4) Nelsons father died when he was 12.
5)Nelson was a North African Lawyer.
6) He was born in the Mandiba Clan.
7) His mother died in 1968.
8) He died on December 6.
9) He died in Johannesburg.
10) In 1987 he was diagnosed with tuberculosis.
- Metaphor: I walked that long road to Freedom.
- Imagery: A chevron of Impala jets left a smoke trail of the black, red, green, blue, white, and gold of the new south africsn flag.
- Theme: Freedom
When you read this story you should learn that education is the most powerful weapon that can change the world. Sometimes you think some things are impossible until it is done. When a man is denied a right to live he will become an outlaw.