Rise Of Nelson Mandela

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In the 1950s, America was going through a period of time with very high racial tension. Black Americans were forced into separate bathrooms, schools, and public facilities that were nowhere equal to that of the white majority. At the same time, South Africa saw very similar policies; however, in this case, the white minority oppressed blacks by enforcing oppressive Apartheid laws that placed blacks in run-down homelands, forcing them to carry passes in order to travel through South Africa. Despite the black population doubling the white population, whites continued to hold control as a result of their political control and abundance of wealth. Though being put into a position of disadvantage, there were various black activists, including Nelson Mandela, seeking reform and racial equality for blacks. Nelson Mandela, through his extensive political activism, courageous leadership, and constant pursual of equality greatly impacted the falling of Apartheid in South Africa. To begin, Nelson Mandela’s strong influence on dismantling Apartheid is seen through his strong political activism. In 1943, not only was Mandela a bright and young law student, but he also became the co-founder of ANCYL, the youth division of the ANC. He, along many other young activists, advocated for an opposition campaign against the racially divisive Apartheid laws (Engler). Nelson Mandela was a strong force and fought for racial equality. In South Africa at the time, a minority population of whites had
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