Who is Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small village called Mvezo on the east coast of south Africa. He had strong beliefs in ending the apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a system used to segregate both blacks and whites in South Africa it went on through the years of 1948-1991. He sadly went to jail for 27 years for treason. Nelson always thought violence was never the way. He had kind attributes a good attitude and persevered throughout his life ,especially through tough times.
What did he do?
Nelson Mandela was the president in south Africa he served through the years of 1994 to 1999. He was the first Black person to do it , him and his team focused on ending anything that had to do with the apartheid. Mandela got the people of south Africa to realize whats right and by ending the apartheid he didn't expect being elected to become president. He was a lawyer before many of his great accomplishments. After ending Apartheid he was acknowledged for it but he had much more to do.
Nelson sadly passed away on the fifth of December in 2013, But he was located in south Africa and lived there throughout his life not including short term travelling. His way of leading wasn't really restricted to one group of people he spoke to all people about respect. He lead his country, but his words were heard by the whole world. but hes known for south Africa.
Mandela has been a leader his who life; the difference was the amount of people he lead throughout the years. He received the most recognition through the years of 1990 to 2013, despite being well known before that while being incarcerated. even though hes known more through those years in jail south Africa loved what he was about that was in 1956-1983.
He mainly did it because he cared for the people of south Africa and how the blacks there were mistreated. He also lived through most of there trauma so he knows what they went through and how they felt. one of his famous quotes states "“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” that somehow explains why he did it he believes in striving for more not just for himself but for others as well.
I would not be able to meet nelson due to the fact that he passed away . But if i had a chance to ask him a few questions i would ask him these very questions. Who's lives do you think you impacted after ending the apartheid? How did you have so much hope through those tough 27 years? If you didn't go to prison would you still have the same mindset? I would ask those questions because the answers to them would explain much more than the topic itself. There's questions inside those questions therefore carrying the conversation on. I think the answers i will get will make me curious like the third question "if you didn't go to prison would you have had the same mindset" i don't believe he will answer that question without taking his time to think about it. If i was unable o meet nelson himself i could try and contact the people around him like family or people who work with him.