Nelson Mandela Research Paper

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Mandela The famous African American that I will discuss in my essay is Nelson Mandela. Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in the village of Mvezo in Umtata, then part of South Africa's Cape Province. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. There are of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: Afrikaans developed from Dutch and serves as the first language of most white and colored South Africans; English reflects the legacy of British colonialism, and is commonly …show more content…
'Nelson Mandela's father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela, was a local chief and councillor to the monarch. He grew up with two sisters in his mother's Kraal in the village of Qunu, where he tended herds as a cattle-boy and spent much time outside with other boys. Nelson Mandela's father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela, was a local chief and councillor to the monarch; he was appointed to the position in 1915, after his predecessor was accused of corruption by a governing white magistrate. In 1926, Gadla was also sacked for corruption, but Nelson was told that his father had lost his …show more content…
Many MK members suspected that the authorities had been tipped off with regard to Mandela's whereabouts, although Mandela himself gave these ideas no attention. In later years, a former American diplomat revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency, who feared Mandela's associations with communists, had informed the South African police of his location Mandela was sent to Johannesburg's Marshall Square prison, and charged with inciting workers' strikes and leaving the country without permission. Representing himself with Slovo as legal advisor, Mandela intended to use the trial to showcase "the ANC's moral opposition to racism" while supporters demonstrated outside the court. Mandela was moved to Pretoria prison on Robben Island for 18 years. He trapper in a damp cell harrased by white prison officers. Mandela spent his days slaving away breaking up rocks. Mandela was classified as a low rank

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