The Life And Life Of Nelson Mandela In South Africa

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Nelson Mandela is admired by many people around the world. He was a political prisoner for 27 years who never gave up on the struggle for equality for all. During Mandela’s imprisonment he gained support from all around the world. He became a Mentor / Leader for many people not just for South Africans. He was so acknowledged for his efforts for peace and equality he won the most prestigious award you can win, The Nobel Peace Prize. South African youth began to really idolize Mandela and adopted some of his philosophical views against apartheid.
Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela in the village of Mvezo in Transkei South Africa. He was born into the Xhosa tribe, they lived in this part of the region. Rolihlahla’s father was going
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He learned that there was peace in South Africa before the British came and before they created apartheid. This knowledge started young Nelson Mandela to start questioning the way the government inflicted strong barriers to keep people of color from obtaining any real success in South Africa. This led to years of transition from tribal rituals to becoming educated in many western ways by attending a British school. Once Nelson reached college he studied law and became a Lawyer who wanted to help out people of color so he became an activist for those who could not speak for themselves. He made a point to question apartheid whenever he could. He married his first wife Evelyn Mase in 1944 she was a nurse and they had 4 children together. For various reasons the marriage had a lot of challenges. Nelson went to jail many times fighting for civil rights and equality for all people. It put a real strain on the marriage and she eventually left and divorced him. He eventually re-married in 1958 to a woman that welcomed his vision, and was inspired to help with the movement by any means that was needed. Her name was Winnie Midikizela the marriage took place in …show more content…
For the healing process to start for South Africa non-whites had to have equal rights. There was so much discourse in this country that the government decided to negotiate terms for equal rights for all South Africans. “On Nov. 17, 1993-bleary eyed from negotiations over final details that had dragged on for nine hours past their scheduled conclusion-19 men ascended the podium in a cavernous convention center outside Johannesburg and signed, one by one, a draft constitution designed to remake completely the nation of South Africa, at last giving equal rights to citizens of every color” (Knauer p.

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