Significance Of Nelson Mandela

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The focal point of this investigation assessment will be “How significant was Nelson Mandela’s role in the culmination of Apartheid system in South Africa during 20th century?” In order to evaluate Mandela’s significance, the investigation is based on his role in each stage of the consummation of this segregator system by which the white minority in the country wanted to preserve the power, so they established all kinds of laws that covered, in general, social aspects during the National Party performance in 1948. Thus, the letters from Mandela to Hendrik Verwoerd regarded as the mastermind behind socially engineering and implementing the racial policies of apartheid, and the Speech to the Foreign Policy Association are sources of a peculiar importance to this investigation, due to the evidence of struggle and resignation that Mandela feel as a leader. People forget how hard the struggle was to be for decades afterwards. The resistance and revolution had been closed down, leaders such as Mandela imprisoned, tortured, banned or…show more content…
The objective of this new regime was that whites (only 21% of the total population) retained their privileged position. Apartheid was basically the total separation between whites and blacks, even denying the existence of this last race. Blacks were banned from voting, shared rooms and spaces, and even black-and-white marriage. Nelson Mandela tried from the beginning of the establishment of apartheid of defender to the black race; First as an attorney giving legal assistance to the many blacks who could not afford it; And then as commander-in-chief of the Umkhonto guerrilla organization we Sizwe (MK) who turned armed activity into his Quid pro quo. The turn took place in the decade of the 60, after the death of 69 citizens in Sharpeville. It was a desperate gesture on a good man, who had always proclaimed himself a follower of
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