Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

FactsFull Name- Nelson Rolohlahla MandelaBirth date- July 18, 1918 Birth place- Mveso, South AfricaDeath date- December 5, 2013Death place- Johannesburg, South AfricaOccupation- Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Writer

Nelson Mandela

Early LifeTended herds as a cattle-boyHis dad died when he was nine"Great Place" Christianity became a significant part of his life. He attended a Methodist mission school located next to the palace. He developed a love of African history

LegacyFirst African to be fully elected in fully representative democratic polls Ended the apartheidHe touched people from all over the world Concentrated on the struggle of HIV/AIDS and the rights of children.He now has a museum that tells his story.To this day he continues to touch people's hearts.

Professional LifeWanted to become a councillor He began his secondary education at Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo.Later began work on a Bachelor of Arts degree He saw his first sight of South African capitalism in actionReturned to Johannesburg to follow a political path as a lawyer. Became the president of the ANC in 1991 and the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.

Personal LifePrivate person Stubborn and loyal, and at times quick temperedFriendly and welcoming, polite and courteous, he was attentive to allMarried three times, fathered six children, had 17 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren

AwardsHe has over 250 awards Nobel peace prize in 1993.United States Presidential Medal of Freedom Soviet Order of LeninFreedom Medals for ending the apartheidOlympic Gold Order in 1994

Philosophy Believed that the apartheid should be terminated Believed that everyone has a voice Believed everyone should be treated equalBelieved that all religions are equalBelieved in nonviolence. He based everything on nonviolence.


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