A Legend, My Hero
Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa, elected after time in prison for his anti-apartheid work. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Who Was Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Mandela was a social rights activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999.
After becoming 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, nonviolent defiance against the white minority racist white South African regime and its racist policies.
Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses.
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.
On the 10 May 1994 he became South Africa's first black democratically elected president.
For generations to come, Mandela will be a source of inspiration for civil rights activists worldwide.
Madiba you will never be forgotten..
NAME: Nelson Mandela
BIRTH DATE: July 18, 1918
DEATH DATE: December 5, 2013
DID YOU KNOW?: Mandela's African name "Rolihlahla" means "troublemaker.
"DID YOU KNOW?: Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999.
DID YOU KNOW?: Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses.
EDUCATION: Wesleyan College, University of London, Clarkebury Boarding Institute, University College of Fort Hare, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa
PLACE OF DEATH:Johannesburg, South Africa