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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
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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