"Nelson Mandela" by Vlasta and Nicolás

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"Nelson Mandela" by Vlasta and Nicolás

In 1942, Mandela joined the African National Congress. For 20 years, he directed a peaceful, nonviolent campaign against the South African government's racist policies. Because of this, we was in jail more than 27 years.

Nelson Mandela

1918 - 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. He took part in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s.

Anti-Apartheid Movement It was a movement opposing South Africa's apartheid system and supporting South Africa's non-whites.

In 2009, Mandela's birthday (July 18th) was declared "Mandela Day" to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.

In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts against apartheid system. In 1994 he was elected as South Africa's first black president.

Nelson Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.


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