The Life Of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa and died on December 5, 2013, in Johannesburg.
Mandela was a symbol of the struggle against apartheid, a system of racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s. He spent 27 years in prison for his political activities, including 18 years on Robben Island.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his work in ending apartheid and promoting peace in South Africa.
Mandela was a lawyer, a member of the African National Congress (ANC), and a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. He was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to life in prison for his role in the struggle against apartheid. He was released in 1990 after 27 years in prison, and he became the first black president of South Africa in 1994.
Mandela’s legacy includes his work to end apartheid, his advocacy for human rights, and his efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in South Africa. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century.