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I was asked to right a full page on facts about Nelson Mandela and an essay for my English class. I don't feel too sure about what to write. Can anybody help me out?

These are the facts I gathered.

• Nelson Mandela was born on July 18 1918 in South Africa.

• Mandela was baptized in the Methodist Church.

• He was the first in his family to attend school.

• He was adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo at age nine.

• When Nelson Mandela was 16, he took partake in the traditional African circumcision ritual to mark his entrance into manhood.

• He was mocked as a "country boy" by his classmates.

• In 1939, Nelson Mandela enrolled at the University College of Fort Hare.

• In his second year at Fort Hare, Nelson Mandela was elected to the Student Representative Council.

• Nelson Mandela ran away from home after he found out he had an arranged marriage.

• He then enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg to study law.

• Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942.

• Nelson Mandela studied law and became one of South Africa’s first black lawyers.

• Directed a campaign against the South African government and its racist policies.

• In 1964 he was arrested.

• He was moved to prison on the mainland until and was released in 1990.

• In 1991, Nelson Mandela was elected president of the African National Congress.

• He was the world's most famous political prisoner.

• In 1993 Nelson Mandela won a Nobel Peace Prize

• In 1994, he was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

• In 1996, Mandela signed into law a new constitution for the nation, establishing a strong central government based on majority rule.

• By the 1999 general election, Nelson Mandela had retired from active politics.

• He raised money to build schools and clinics in South Africa.

• He published books on his life and struggles.

• Nelson Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in 2001.

• In June 2004, at the age of 85, he announced his formal retirement from public life and returned to his native village of Qunu.

• On July 18, 2007, Mandela convened a group of world leaders.

• Nelson Mandela made his last public appearance at the final match of the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

• He visited the first lady Michelle Obama, on her trip to South Africa in 2011.

• Mandela was hospitalized in Johannesburg to undergo surgery for a stomach ailment in early 2012.

• Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Maybe if you listen to some of the Eulogies you will develop a flow that will carry into your words. If I was writing such an essay I write in Capital letters across the top "HE MADE A DIIFFERENCE" and go on to explain how he influenced so many people in so many ways.

  • 7 years ago

    Forgot a couple important ones:

    -He founded a brutal militant terrorist group.

    -He was guilty of planting bombs in Johannesburg at train stations that KILLED INNOCENT PEOPLE!

    -This is why he was arrested.

    -He would not renounce terrorism even though it meant life in prison .

    -He only got out because the British Communists needed him to push their controlling idealogy for them (sound familiar?)

    -His whole existence is glossed over by the west to make him look good so that the Communist agenda continues to be pushed here. (sound familiar)

    Anyways, look a lil deeper. The fact that we aqre worshipping him makes me sick

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    He was just plain overrated media puppet.

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