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Nelson Mandela MAKING history. Caitlin Hebron. Nelson Mandela. Born July 18 th 1918, Nelson Mandela went on to become a wonderful leader. His African name was Rolihlahla Mandela. He was given an English name also as it was believed an English name would help them to learn English faster.

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Nelson mandela making history

Nelson MandelaMAKING history

Caitlin Hebron


Nelson mandela
Nelson Mandela

  • Born July 18th 1918, Nelson Mandela went on to become a wonderful leader.

  • His African name was Rolihlahla Mandela.

  • He was given an English name also as it was believed an English name would help them to learn English faster.

  • That name was Nelson.


Childhood
Childhood

  • Nelson Mandela didn’t have that easy a childhood.

  • He was son of his father’s third wife.

  • He lived in a hut with her and his sisters.

  • Soon they had to leave there home and moved to Qunu.

  • In Qunu, he could play with the other children.

  • His father Henry was chief of the Thembu Tribe of which they belonged.


Childhood cont d
Childhood (Cont’d)

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

  • His father died when he was very young.

  • He was aged 9-12 years.

  • The next Thembu chief decided to adopt Nelson.

  • Nelson went to boarding school.

  • It was uncommon for a young black child to attend high school as Nelson did.


Johannesburg
Johannesburg

  • Nelson and his friend Justice were being forced to marry.

  • They did not want to marry and so ran off to Johannesburg.

  • He began work as a clerk.


Protest
Protest

  • White people were taking over.

  • Benches, schools and drinking fountains, almost all had “WHITES ONLY” signs above them.

  • Nelson Mandela decided to protest.

  • Many others joined in.

  • It was a peaceful protest.

  • White people did not listen to the arguments.


Prison
Prison

  • Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison after being accused of sabotage and planning to overthrow the government.

  • He was treated poorly in prison but life out of prison was not much different, being trapped, bossed about by white people.


Freedom
Freedom

  • Black people were standing up for themselves and each other.

  • It was going so far that South Africa’s president FW De Klerk decided to free Nelson Mandela from prison.

  • After 20 years Nelson Mandela was glad to be free once more.

  • Life on Robben Island was rough and he never wanted to return.


Nobel peace prize
Nobel Peace Prize

  • Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Nelson was thankful to FW De Klerk for freeing him.


President
President

  • Nelson Mandela was soon elected as president.

  • He was president for 5 years.

  • He was the first black president of South Africa.


2000 s
2000’s

  • In 2008 Nelson Mandela celebrated his 90th Birthday.

  • In 2013, Nelson Mandela sadly passed away.

  • No one will forget Nelson Mandela.

  • R.I.P


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