Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, Mandela's birthday, July 18, was declared Mandela Day to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.

Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela Facts

1) His full name is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela2)His zodiac sign is cancer3)He was educated at Clarkebury Boarding Institute, Wesleyan College, University College of Fort Hare, University of London, and University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


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