Nelson Mandela was a huge historical and influential figure in Africa. He was a major figure in the ending of Apartheid. He started out with violent protest. This landed him in jail. After he spent 27 years in false imprisonment, he helped the last white South African president abolish Apartheid laws and create a new and equal constitution. He then went on the be the first black president of South Africa.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: In full, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice, like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
This is a quote from an activist named Nelson Mandala. He was someone during this time period who really impacted the Civil Rights era. He changed peoples lives in Little Rock Arkansas for the better. For example, African Americans lives like Liz were improved because earlier in time it was difficult for her and her family members to deal with society but now African Americans are treated more equally.
Have kids read bios of famous people from other countries. This is Nelson Mandela's autobiography for kids, plus pre-reading activities and explaining apartheid. Extension activities and additional resources.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), President of South Africa 1994-1999, anti-apartheid revolutionary, politican: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Nelson Mandela. (Born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).
In addition to the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, Nelson Mandela has received more than 250 awards, including honorary degrees from more than 50 universities worldwide. In 2001, he became the first living person to be made an honorary Canadian citizen, and he was the last person to receive the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union. #PadreMedium