Nelson Mandela Biography

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Peace keepers all around the world try to make a difference in the world, most of them do make a change and while they are at it they might also encourage other men or women in their country or nation. Nelson Mandela was a peace keeper in south Africa who had worked hard for it, ht would work so hard for it that he would even go to jail for it. Nelson Mandela was an activist who had fought for his country’s freedom from slavery and to stop gun trade. Looking at Mandela’s career styles, and successes help understand this importance to peace in our world.
Mandela’s career had started out with him going to school. He then enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg to study law. Mandela soon became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress in 1942 and for 20 years he led a peaceful nonviolent act of defiance. Their goal was to transform the African National Congress into a mass grassroots movement, deriving strength from millions of rural peasants and working people who had no voice under the current regime. In 1949 they had finally made the ANC boycott, strike, civil disobedience and non-cooperation, with policy goals of full citizenship, redistribution of land, trade union rights, and free and compulsory education for all children. Then in 1956 Mandela and 150 others were arrested and charged with treason for their political advocacy. Mandela had then begun to believe that armed struggle was the only way to achieve change. In 1961, Mandela had led a three-day national workers' strike. He was arrested for leading the strike the following year, and was sentenced to five years in prison. Mandela was brought to trial again. This time, he and 10 other ANC leaders were sent...

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...ers." The Elders' impact has spanned Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and their actions have included promoting peace and women's equality. Mandela remained committed to the fight against AIDS—a disease that killed Mandela's son, Makgatho, in 2005. Mandela was married three times, beginning with Evelyn Ntoko Mase. The couple had four children together: Madiba Thembekile, Makgatho, Makaziwe and Maki. Mandela wed Winnie Madikizela in 1958; the couple had two daughters together, Zenani and Zindziswa, before splitting in 1996. Two years later, Mandela married Graca Machel, with whom he remained until his death
Mandela had soon got a lung infection and was briefly hospitalized in Johannesburg to undergo surgery for a stomach ailment in early 2012. Many, many, many years Nelson Mandela had sadly passed away due to, too many sicknesses and had died on December 5th, 2013.

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