Nelson Mandel A Leader Of The Human Rights Movement

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Nelson Mandela Many would argue that Nelson Mandela is the most admired political figure of the twentieth century and a leader of the human rights movement. What did Nelson Mandela do in his life to deserve such accolades? Well, he took a stand against the way certain people were being treated in his country and stood up for what he believed in. This group of people was the blacks of South Africa. Throughout Nelson Mandela’s tedious life, he made a remarkable amount of achievements and turned around the world, as we know it today. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18th 1918 of Nosekeni Fanny Mandela in the village of Mvezo in South America. Mandela had a happy childhood. He was the first of his entire family to attend school and that’s where …show more content…
Considering Nelson’s father had supported Jongintaba for many years, Jongintaba decided that the least he could do was take Nelson into his care and help him while he was still a young child. Jongintaba would take young Nelson to their tribes meetings and Nelson would sit and listen, occasionally popping into the discussion with his own opinions. Nelson and Jongintaba became very close and Jongintaba became a father figure to Nelson. They enjoyed each other’s company and really cared for one another (Finlayson 11-13). As a young boy Mandela worked as …show more content…
After the expulsion for the University of Fort Hare, Mandela moved to Johannesburg. There he found work as a security guard and a clerk for a law firm (Mandela 15). Mandela also decided to further his education and began taking classes at the University of South Africa. “There he received his bachelor’s degree in 1942. After that he decided to go to law school at the University of Witwatersrand. Finally in 1944, Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC). There he would work for political representation for South Africans of all races, the fair distribution of land, good education for all, the restrictions on black trade unions, and the end of discriminatory laws” (Finlayson 51). In Johannesburg Mandela met the love of his life, Evelyn Mase. Nelson and Evelyn got married in 1944 and had four children of their

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