+ All Nelson Mandela Essays:
- The Exhumation of Three Mandela Corpses by Mandla Mandela
- Nelson Mandela's Fight for Freedom
- Yes, Mandela - Analytical Essay
- Nelson Mandela's Life
- Mandela Long Walk to Freedom
- Nelson Mendela: A Promiment Hero
- Nelson Mandela's Effect on South Africa
- Nelson Mandela's Leadership Style and Philosophy of Life
- The ANC and Nelson Mandela's Contributions to Ending Apartheid
- Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom
- Half Nelson
- Rhetorical Analysis of Nelson Mandela’s “I Am Prepared To Die
- Nelson Mandela’s Childhood Defined His Identity
- Trevino and Nelson: Case Analysis
- An Analysis of Freedom Riders: The Documentary by Stanley Nelson
- The Success of the Willie Nelson Concert Experience
- The Revised Trevino & Nelson 8-Step Model
- Explain How Far Nelsons Fits into the Overall Development of Northern Textile Towns?
- Gral. Omar Nelson Bradley vs. Gral. George S.Patton
- The Frontier as a Place of Ethnic and Religion Conflict by Patricia Nelson Limerick
- The Political, Feminist, and Religious view of Frances E.W. Harper, Phllis Wheatley, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson
- Solutions Manual Discrete-Event System Simulation Third Edition Jerry Banks John S. Carson Ii Barry L. Nelson David M. Nicol August 31, 2000
- The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson
- A Comparison of Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech and Mandela's Glory and Hope Speech
- Negotiations to End Apartheid
- Threats to the Integrity of South Africa's Democracy
- Apartheid in South Africa
- Media Models In Everyday Life
- History Of Aparthied as It Refers To Cry the Beloved Country
- Leadership: Let Your Individuality Shine
- What Is Your Definition of Leadership? Discuss and Critically Analyse One ‘Effective’ Leadership Case – and One ‘Less Effective’ Leadership Case. Summarise What These Cases Tell You About the Nature and Dynamics of Leadership.”
- South Africa
- Apartheid and The Future of South Africa in Cry, The Beloved Country
- Famous Thinkers
- How effective is Old Major's speech: Animal Farm
- Racism in America: From Jim Crow to Trayvon Martin
- Invictus - Path Goal Theory
- South Africa: A Country on the Rise
- Old Man and the Sea "A Man Can Be Destroyed but Not Defeated"
- Leadership Traits
- Wangari Maathai's Unbowed
- Apartheid in South Africa
- Apartheid In South Africa
- What Organizations, Ideologies, and Leaders Did Africans Create and Engage in the 20th Century to Promote and Advance Their Liberation?
- Conflict and Omagh Essay
- Leaders Are Born Not Made
- The Origins of Apartheid in South Africa
- The Struggle Against the Apartheid State of South Africa
- Patriotism and People Who Commit Acts of Civil Disobedience
- A better South Africa for the new South Africa
- Rugby Should be a School Sport
- How Can African Nations Achieve Economic Growth?
- For the Good of South Africa in Theophilus Msimangu's Cry, the Beloved Country
- Ending Of Apartheid In South Africa
- Contingency Theories of Leadership
- The Ending of White Minority Rule in South Africa
- Mahatma Gandhi's Influence and Ideas
- Different Types of Leadership and Liberalism
- The Meaning of Leadership
- English Speech
- The Role of External Pressure in the Fight Against Apartheid and Minority Rule in South Africa
- The Butterfly Effect
- Historical Globalization
- The Legacy of Apartheid in South Africa
- Jacob Zuma
- Henry Thoreau’s Influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
- Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration in Conflict Management
- The Power of Education in a Young Mens Life
- A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines and None of this is Fair, by Richard Rodriguez
- Leadership and Mentoring
- Apartheid. What is it? Who or what were involved? And how did it end in South Africa?
- Comparative Analysis of South Africa and Nigeria
- Personal Experience: The Co-Founder of Room to Read
- The Issue of Forced Marriage
- Black Nationalism And The Revolution In Music
- Gandhi’s Key Concepts of Passive Resistance, Non-violence, and Self-rule
- Obama's Nobel Peace Prize
- Hardball Essay
- Killing Time
- From the Inside Out: To Kill a Mockingbird
Mandela was born on January 18, 1918, in Mvezo, Transkei, in the southeast of South Africa. He was named Rolihlahla, which means "troublemaker" in the Xhosa language. Mandela's grandfather was the ruler of the Thembu people and his father was a local chief.
Mandela was the first person in his family to attend school (both of his parents were illiterate). On the first day of school, a teacher at the Methodist mission school, Miss Mdingane, re-named him Nelson. Nelson did well in school and went on to graduate from college and attend law school at University of the Witwatersrand (Mandela was the only black African student in his class). Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
By 1942, Mandela was involved in political causes. He began attending meetings of the African National Congress (ANC), a revolutionary group whose aim was to fight apartheid (laws establishing racial separation and oppression in South Africa).
Mandela helped found the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in 1944. He organized boycotts and strikes to fight for voting rights and equality for black South Africans. In 1944, he married Evelyn Ntoko Mase (they had 4 children).
In 1956, Mandela and over 100 associates of his, were arrested for treason. They were all later acquitted. Mandela divorced Evelyn in 1958, then married Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela (with whom he had 2 children).
The ANC was banned in South Africa in 1960. In 1964, Mandala was sentenced to life in prison for fighting apartheid. After spending 27 years in prison, Mandela was released in 1990. Upon his release, Mandela worked to repeal apartheid and stop the growing violence in South Africa. He also helped establish multiracial elections which would occur in 1994. For his work, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 (he shared the prize with with F. W. de Klerk, who was then the President of South Africa).
In 1994, South Africa held its first truly democratic, non-racial election and chose Nelson Mandela as its president. Mandela championed reconciliation, the peaceful resolution of grievances after decades of repressive laws against black South Africans. Without Mandela's guidance, South Africa might have lapsed into a bloody civil war.
Mandela published his autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom," in 1994. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed in 1995 (it was chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu). The Commission was a court-like organization that was formed in order to document the attrocities that the Afrikan apartheid police state had perpetrated against black people, and thus begin to heal the rift that had formed between the races in South Africa and avoid a civil war.
Freedom Day, celebrated on April 27 each year, commemorates the anniversary of South Africa's first real democratic elections (in which Mandela was elected president).
Mandela served as President of South Africa until 1999 (he refused a second term). On his 80th birthday, he married Graça Machel (he had divorced Winnie in 1996). His second book, "Conversations with Myself," was published in 2010.
Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95. He died of natural causes after a long illness. He will be remembered as one of the greatest peace-makers and statesmen of all time.
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