Nelson Mandela Biography Essay
Redhead & Carolyn Santiago
10 November 2014
Nelson Mandela: (July 18, 1918- December 5, 2013)
Born in July 18, 1918, Mandel was named Ralihlahla Mandela. “Ralihlahla” was commonly translated as “troublemaker”. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu tribe, who died from lung disease when Mandela was 9 years old. Mandela was then baptized in the Methodist church, and became the first person in his family to attend school. His teacher told him that his new name would be Nelson. A close family friend named Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo adopted Nelson as a favor to his father.
In 1939, Mandela enrolled at the University College of Fort Hare, the only College of higher learning for the blacks in South Africa…