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Nelson Mandela

Who is Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Mandela was put in jail for 26 years and then became the first black president of South Africa, ANC supporter, was sent to jail for having connections and being part of the ANC was relased from jail when apartheid ended.

How long did he spend in jail?
27 years

How many years was he president for?
5 years

What is significant about the year 1994?
The first democratic election was held and Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first president.

Why was Nelson a hero to many people?
He stopped apartheid.

What is apartheid?
A former social system in South Africa in which black people and people from other racial groups did not have the same political and economic rights as white people and were forced to live separately from white people

How many wives did he have and what are their names?
3 and Evlyn Mase, Winnie Madikizela and Graca Machel

Why did people call him Madiba?
They call him Madiba because it’s his clan name and to show respect.

What were some of Nelson Mandela’s setbacks towards his campaigns of equality between different races?
Visits from the police and being sent to jail

What was the name of the congress which Mandela became leader of?
African National Congress

What is the African National Congress?
An organization dedicated to obtaining equal voting and civil rights for black inhabitants of South Africa. Founded in 1912 as the South African Native National Congress, it changed its name in 1923. Eventually brought equality.

What was ANC (African National Congress) interested in resisting?
The resistance against the ruling of National Party’s policies after 1948

After he finished his studies, what was Nelson immensely concerned and involved in?
Equality and harmony between black and white

What was Nelsons Mandela’s profession?

How do people use power?
An important way people use power is to create and eliminate oppressive and unfair laws.

What is democracy?
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives

What did Nelson Mandela win in 1993?
Nobel Peace Prize

When did Nelson Mandela retire?

What does being prejudice mean?
Prejudice means that you have an opinion or dislike of something

When did Nelson Mandela being boxing?
In school

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