Nelson Mandela And The Social Injustice Of Apartheid

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THESIS STATEMENT Is taking a stand a good course? Today, a lot of the privileges that we enjoy came about by people or organizations that took stands in the past. Nelson Mandela used both peaceful protests and armed resistance to fight against the white minority oppressive regime of racially divided South Africa. My exhibit talks about all the sufferings Nelson Mandela went through to end apartheid and brought a multiracial “Government of National Unity” in South Africa. Also, the main idea of my project tells how Nelson Mandela impacted the world by addressing global problems and easing human sufferings. My research focuses on the social injustice of apartheid in South Africa and how this was brought to an end. Summary of project The…show more content…
The black South Africans were restricted to faraway homelands of poor-quality land. Education, medical care and other public services were segregated. Nelson Mandela used both peaceful protests and armed resistance to fight against the social injustice of apartheid. He spent three decades of his life including jail times fighting this course. 2. The kind of sources that I used as evidence to develop my thesis statement are from both primary and secondary sources. The primary sources are from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography “Long walk to freedom” and from “African National Congress (ANC).” The secondary source is from history.com. 3. ANC was the political party formed by Nelson Mandela and the main instrument he used to fight the racially divided South African government. For example, ANC adopted the agency’s plan to achieve full citizenship for all South Africans through boycotts, strikes, civil disobedience and other nonviolent methods. Mandela helped lead the ANC’s 1952 Campaign for the Defiance of Unjust Laws. Again, his autobiography of “Long Walk to Freedom” shows how the South African activist and former president, Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), helped to bring an end to apartheid and became a global advocate for human rights. His leadership in ANC and actions landed him in prison for nearly three decades. To take a stand, means taking a

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