Nelson Mandela Biography

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Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was born to Henry Gadla Mphakanyiswa (1880-1928) and Nosekeni Fanny Mandela at Mbhashe in the Umtata district of the Transkei (Middleton 1). Mandela enrolled at the local school and eventually gained admission in 1938 to Fort Hare College, the missionary run education center for the most promising Africans youths of the era (Middleton 2). Later Mandela expelled in 1940 for engaging in a strike. That was the turning point for Mandela and later he joined the African National Congress (ANC), institutionalizing racism as apartheid. Nelson Mandela is man who has dedicated his life to fight against apartheid in South Africa and then encountered the century’s legacy of apartheid.
Nelson Mandela started fighting against racism because he was kicked out of university of Fort Hare where he was participating in a boycott concerning equal rights. Mandela studied law at the University of Witwatersrand, where he became involved in the movement against racial discrimination and forged key relationships with black and whites activist (Biography 2). “Mandela joined the African National Congress and in 1944 founded the ANC youth league with Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo” (Middleton 4). December 1961 saw the first bomb blasts in South Africa against apartheid. Mandela then left the country secretly (Middleton 9). “Mandela
Hanley 2 returned to South Africa in 1962, was arrested in August, and was sentenced in November to five years imprisonment, three for incitement to strike and two for leaving the country without passport” (Miller 10). This was the changing point of Nelson Mandela career.
In June 1964, Mandela was ...

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...’s legacy of apartheid. Nelson Mandela influenced the world by struggling against oppression in his country of South Africa. Mandela spent 27 years in prison because of his views against apartheid and showed the world that people should fight for what they believe in. I believed that Nelson Mandela is a role model for anyone who has gone through apartheid and can be able to change that.

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