Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

First black president of South Africa

Nelson Mandela has awarded a number of prizes such as the Nobel Peace Prize. He has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, and many more. He is famous because of him being the first black president of South Africa. He also worked for human rights.

Prizes, Medals and Honors/What is he Famous for

"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."~Nelson Mandela

Famous Quote of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962 for incitement to strike and leaving the country without a passport. Later in 1963 a new trial opened and he was sentenced life in prison for leading the MK which was held for violent acts (such as bombings) and new charges of sabotage.

Obstacles and Problems Nelson Mandela overcame

Nelson Mandela died on December 6 2013 (Age 95) from a respitory infection.

Death of Nelson Mandela

Timeline of Nelson Mandela's Life

I would like to be Nelson Mandela because he was a hard worker and achieved something huge for the ANC. I also want to be him because he was the president of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela will be remembered because he was a hard worker for what he wanted Also because he was the first black president.

1 Reason I would like to be this person

Why Mandela will be remembered

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. He went to a primary school near Quno and was given the name 'Nelson' from his teacher, as his birth name was Rolihlahla Mandela. He enrols at the University College of Fort Hare, in 1939 and was expelled in 1940. Completes BA through the University of South Africa (UNISA). He then begins to attend African National Congress (ANC) meetings informally. Elected national secretary of the ANCYL in 1948 and is elected president 3 years later in 1951 the ANC was banned in 1960. He was arrested in 1962 after he returned to South Africa. He was sent to 3 different prisons over his 27 years in prison. In 1990 he was released and the ANC was unbanned and he was elected deputy president of it. In 1993 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He then became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. In 2013 he passes in his home in Johannesburg.

Character Traits

The main characteristics of Nelson Mandela are strength of spirit, integrity, honor, and leadership. Mandela’s strength of spirit allowed him to endure 27 years of imprisonment. He never compromised his beliefs, which shows integrity and a willingness to never to give up the fight.


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