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  • Nelson Mandela

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    is considered a cultural icon is Nelson Mandela; an individual who took a stand against apartheid in South Africa and established great strides toward racial equality in that part of the world. Mandela is considered as cultural icon because he achieved widespread recognition for his accomplishments with racial equality, he established a world-wide organization that researches possible cures for AIDS, and July eighteenth has been designated as international Mandela day. In 1908, the white minority

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa. He wanted equal rights given to blacks and whites in South Africa, no matter what the cost. He was also involved in the anti-apartheid movement and joined the African National Congress. Nelson Mandela was a great leader who stood up for what he believed in and did not care what it did to him. He thought that there should be societies that remember its pasts, listens to all its voices, and to pursue social justice. Nelson Mandela had a

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, born on July 18, 1918 at the Mvesto in Transkei, South Africa, was a civil right activist, world leader and a writer. He became very involved in the anti-apartheid movement (“Nelson Mandela Biography”). Apartheid is a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race. Mandela is best known for becoming the first black president of South Africa from 1994 until 1999 (“Nelson Mandela Biography”). Nelson Mandela had a very positive influence, not only on

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    Nelson Mandela’s beliefs and actions. Nelson Mandela strongly believed in “equality for all South African people and to overthrow the system of apartheid in South Africa” Van Wyk (2009, p.181). He was a man who was very determined to lead campaigns that helped bring equality and peace for all South Africans. These campaigns include the spear of the nation which in Xhosa means “umkonto wesizwe” Van Wyk (2009, p.183). The aim of this campaign was to fight against the government who ruled at that time

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela Early Life 1918-1930: Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei, on the 18th of July in 1918 to Nonqaaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela. The name Rolihlahla was given by his father which means “Trouble Maker”. The majority of people know him as Nelson, but that name was not given until his first day at his primary school in Qunu, where his teacher Miss Mdingnane gave him the name Nelson because it was a custom to give all students a “Christian

  • Nelson Mandela

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    lawyer, father, prisoner, survivor, president, the face of equality. Nelson Mandela has an inspiring story of fighting Apartheid forces and surviving a long prison sentence all in the name of freedom and equal rights. Through Nelson Mandela’s constant fight for freedom of the African people from white apartheid forces, he was dominated by the corrupt government. After uprising numerous riots against apartheid forces, Mandela was sent to jail for twenty-seven years revealing the cruelty that humans

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela and Taking on Apartheid Nelson Mandela was one of the most beloved and inspiring men in the world. He led a long and interesting life, and for much of it he was wrongly imprisoned. He fought endlessly for the rights of his people, and his journey is actually very similar to another civil rights activist from the United States: Martin Luther King Jr. However, while Martin Luther King Jr. is very well known, Mandela doesn’t get quite as much recognition, especially in the United States

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's greatest achievements were that of turning around the African National Congress and winning the Nobel Peace prize for his fight to abolish the Apartheid system in South Africa. The African National Congress was established in 1912, and in 1919 they organized their first public action, though unfortunately it resulted in the arrest of several hundred people. Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1944, at a time when the abolishment of the Apartheid

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa. His real name was actually Rolihlahla Mandela, meaning troublemaker. He was given the name Nelson “from one of his childhood school teachers.” Mandela was born into the Madiba clan on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela (Kadir 4). As a son of a chief Nelson had the best education a native African boy could have. He attended to Fort Hare University, where he first began to learn about student

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela The life story of Nelson Mandela has long become a legend, a story that transcends race, borders, culture, or language. He is one of the greatest leaders to ever step foot on this Earth. He was willing to give up his own personal freedoms for the good of his people. Still, his decisions at major points in his lifetime hold lessons for individuals who are inspired of becoming good leaders. Many leaders are inspired by the actions and decision-makings abilities of Mandela. He kept the