How Did Nelson Mandela A Fight For Civil Rights

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The Many Fights For Civil-Rights The following three individuals fought for the same causes, ending apartheid and turning the attention of the world towards ending racial exclusion. Nelson Mandela was an activist for civil rights for the people of Africa. When Nelson Mandela was 13 years old he could see that he was not free. That the freedom that his youth provided him was an illusion. When Nelson Mandela was 23 years old he began to realize that it was not only he that was denied his freedom, but his friends, his family, and everybody who has the same color of skin that he has. “But then I slowly saw that not only was I not free, but my brothers and sisters were not free. I saw that it was not just my freedom that was curtailed, but …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that nelson mandela was an activist for civil rights for the people of africa.
  • Explains that harriet tubman was a civil rights activist for slaves in the southern confederacy.
  • Describes rosa parks as a civil rights activist who fought for the end of racial exclusion, rather than an end to her people being enslaved.
  • Explains that while their methods may differ, they all fought for the same cause of freedom and to end oppression. they achieved at least somewhat of what they were trying to accomplish.

As Mandela grew more aware of the world, he begins to see the bigger picture. An entire country that belongs to his people, now denied from them, and his race looked down upon by British usurpers.This is what drove “a law abiding attorney” to become a man of rebellion. Filled with a hunger for freedom, and a need to right what has been wronged, simple obstacles like prison and persecution will not get in the way of this man's wish to be free. “When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both”. Nelson Mandela not only was able to see his people being oppressed, but he could see that the oppressor was not exactly free either. That a man who oppresses his fellow man is trapped in a prison of hatred, and that he, his people, and his oppressors, must be freed from this vicious cycle. This is what led him to become the President of the ANC (African National Congress), and an …show more content…

She secretly helped hundreds of slaves get to the northern country by utilizing yet another secret system called the “underground railroad”. The underground railroad was a network of open pathways, to underground passages that were meant to help slaves get to either Canada, or northern U.S. land where they could be legally free. “My people must’ go free,” Harriet Tubman, realized that things that transpired in the South, like slavery and oppression, were morally incorrect. In knowing this, she did everything she could to fight against this broken system of torture so that nobody else should have to go through what she and so many others had to be a part of. “I always told God, I’m gwine to hole stiddy on to you, and’ you’ve got to see me trou [through].” Harriet Tubman, seeing danger and death nearly every day, had a strong faith in God. She believed that God would protect her and help her live through this dangerous mission. Harriet, while taking a more direct role in administering justice than other historical figures, fought for the same cause of freedom that so many people have died

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