Nelson Mandela A great catalyst for change


Nelson Mandela was born in Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, Transkei in 18 July, in 1918. He attended primary school in Qunu where his teacher gave him the name of Nelson because of her custom of giving children Christian names.


Nelson Mandela started entering politics around 1942. He helped to form the ANC Youth League (African National Congress), because of all the effort and support he gave to the league his rank rose up. In 1952 he was banned from the ANCYL due to a protests that was claim to be a civil disobedience. Nelson Mandela made some progress while in the ANC but his effort wasn't enough to stop segregation and slavery which led him to take more drastically methods

Treason Trial

Nelson Mandela was arrested on 5 December 1955, which led to the 1956 Treason Trial. He was arrested due to the supposed civil disobedience when we was part of the ANC. On 21 March 1960 police killed 69 unarmed people in protest. After he was diagnosed with tuberculosis he spend his las 14 months in prison. He was release on 11 February 1990.

In this image we can see some key dates of Nelson Mandela's accomplishments.

Nelson Mandela and the MK

In 1961, Nelson Mandela was the co-founded and became the leader of the MK which was a new armed wing of the ANC which Mandela created after all the African that were killed on the past peaceful protests. He stated those knew ways to show the government that they were not going to let white people take control over them. He ordered to launch sabotage campaign against the government.

In this video we can listen to the great catalyst Nelson Mandela, in this video he explains how people follow him and what is needed to be a peace maker.

In this video Nelson Mandela gave one of his most inspirational speech, he states how we need to be united in order to have a better society and that with hope we can all improve as a society and as a country as general.

President of south africa

Nelson Mandela led the ANC in its negotiations with the governing National Party and various other South African political organizations for an end to apartheid and the establishment of a multiracial government. Though fraught with tension and conducted against a backdrop of political instability, the talks earned Mandela and de Klerk the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1993. On April 26, 1994, more than 22 million South Africans turned out to cast ballots in the country’s first multiracial parliamentary elections in history. An overwhelming majority chose the ANC to lead the country, and on May 10 Mandela was sworn in as the first black president of South Africa, with de Klerk serving as his first deputy.

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