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					        NELSON MANDELA

“A good head and a good
heart are always a formidable
combination.“



“Let freedom reign.
The sun never set on
so glorious a human
achievement.”
 Former President of
South Africa 1994-1999
              NELSON’S EARLY LIFE

   Born In Transkei, South
    Africa on July 18,1918.

   Born into the royal family
    of the Transkei, his father
    was the chief of the tribe.

   After his father’s death,
    Nelson assumed the role
    in his tribe which his
    father would have done.
               EDUCATION
Attended College with ambitions to become a lawyer, but
was expelled for participating in a student protest.




Attained a law degree from the University of the
Witwatersrand and was later articled to a firm of white
attorneys.
Nelson Mandela’s Impact on Africa
   Held numerous positions in the African National
    Congress (ANC), including Secretary and
    President at one time.




   Found the ANC Youth League in 1944, whose
    main purpose was to overthrow the current
    government and its apartheid ways South
    Africa’s white minority government policy of
    racial separation.
   Mandela was arrested in 1962 along with several other
    members of the ANCYL and sentenced to 5 years of hard labor
    in prison.
   Convicted of Treason in 1964 and was sentenced to life in
    prison at Robben Island maximum-security prison.




   While in prison, Mandela became a symbol of the anti-apartheid
    movement among South Africa’s black population and among
    the international community that opposed apartheid
               FREEDOM


 Released from Prison
 on February 18, 1990
 by    former    South
 African      President
 F.W. de Klerk
             DEMOCRACY




 Mandela was inaugurated as the first
  democratically elected State President of South
  Africa on 10 May 1994
 Served as President until June of 1999.
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