“A good head and a good
heart are always a formidable
“Let freedom reign.
The sun never set on
so glorious a human
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.
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
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
Mandela was arrested in 1962 along with several other
members of the ANCYL and sentenced to 5 years of hard labor
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
Released from Prison
on February 18, 1990
by former South
F.W. de Klerk
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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