Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013He studied law at the University of Witwatersrand.Joined the ANC in 1991Nelson was in prison for over 27President for the ANCWon The Nobel Peace Prize (1993)Became president in 19943 marriages, Graca, "Winnie" and Evelyn. 6 kids, four girls and two boys. years.He got his name from his teacher.He's name means troubemakerNelson was a Christian.His hobby was boxing.His great-grandfather ruled as the king of the Thembu people.

“No one in my family had ever attended school. On the first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was Nelson. Why this particular name I have no idea.” - Nelson Mandela 1994



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