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Nelson MandelaFormer President of South Africa10 May 1994 - June 1999Father of the Nation
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village in the Transkei on the 18 July 1918.
Nelson in Tribal Dress the 1930s1939Nelson 1961 Age 42.
When he was young he was a good heavy weight boxer.
The African National Congress was formed with only 60 members in the 1940s.
Nelson was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi.
The Apartheid State in South Africa.Mistreatment of workersPass laws (ID cards at all times) Segregation of universities, schools, living and entertainment areas.
Official ANC PolicyANC decided to fight Apartheid by using peaceful means.
Strikes, demonstrations and non-co-operation.
This was the accepted official ANC policy.
The convicted were taken to Robben Island Prison - June 16th 1964
Robben Island is not far from Cape TownRobben Island was a prison for political prisoners
In 1988 a stamp was made in Russia in honour of NelsonMandela has received more than 50 International honorary degrees from Universities.Nelson Mandela Statue in LondonParliament SquareHe has been awarded with honorary citizenship to many cities in the world. Even streets and parks have been named after him worldwide.
FW De Klerk (the last white President of South Africa) startedtalks with Mandela and the ANC, leading to the release of Nelson in 1990 after 27 years in prison.
Nelson and his wife Winnie leaving the prison.This is known as the Walk to Freedom
On his release on Sunday the 11th February 1990, Mandela and the ANC agreed to stop the armed struggle.
Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerkreceive the Nobel Peace prize in 1992
Nelson Mandela casting his vote in South Africa's first democratic election in 1994.
Quotes by Nelson
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
It always seems impossible until its done.