Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Nelson Rolihlahla MANDELA?

who is Nelson Rolihlahla MANDELA ?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Nelson Mandela

    Political Leader

    Name at birth: Rolihlahla Mandela

    Nelson Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner before becoming the first black president of South Africa. Mandela was a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), which opposed South Africa's white minority government and its policy of racial separation, known as apartheid. The government outlawed the ANC in 1960. Mandela was captured and jailed in 1962, and in 1964 he was convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison. Instead of disappearing from view, Mandela became a prison-bound martyr and worldwide symbol of resistance to racism. South African President F.W. de Klerk finally lifted the ban on the ANC and released Mandela in 1990. Mandela used his stature to help dismantle apartheid and form a new multi-racial democracy, and he and de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Mandela was elected the country's president in 1994. He served until 1999, when he was succeeded by his deputy Thabo Mbeki. Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was published in 1994.

  • 7 years ago

    He fought for freedom from oppression for his people, and other people around the globe.

    He is one of my heroes!!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    He was a good man, died December 2013 and had a memorial that turned out so embarrassing. Have a look... Please let me know what you think!!!

  • Frosty
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


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