The Man Who Would Change History Forever: Nelson Mandela Essay

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Nelson Mandela became a world leader and changed history forever. He had a lot of quotes. One that I thought was interesting was, “Education is one of the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” (Brainyquote. Xplore, n.d. web. 07 Dec. 2013) He used his education to try and bring peace back to his country. He did this by becoming a leader. He became a leader by putting an end to Apartheid. This is racial segregation. Nelson Mandela was born in the city Mvezo, Transkei, in South Africa, on July 18, 1918. His parents names were Noqaphi Nosekeni and Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela. His full name is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. His father was a village chief. His father died when he was a little boy. After that he…show more content…
They even helped them the older years of his life. While he was president of South Africa, he was awarded around 250 awards. They were given to him in almost every way that is honorable. He got keys to cities, honorary degrees, and the most important one of them all, is the Nobel Peace Prize. He was given this award because a lot of people considered him a symbol of global peacemaking. The things that he did throughout his life are things like being a civil rights activist, a world leader, and a writer. In 1997, he stepped down from being head ANC. Two years later, in 1999, he retired from being president. Then, in 2001, he married Graca Machel. She was currently married to Samora Machel. He was the president of Mozambique. Graca Machel was the first lady too be married to two different presidents from different countries. That makes her the first, first lady of two different countries. Even though he retired from presidency, that didn't stop him from still being a speaker for defending human rights. He selected Thabo Mbeki, the son of a Robben Island prisoner to become the next president. Mandela helped start the TRC, or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's. This group would be able to find out the real truth about what really happened during the devastating years of Apartheid. This plan let a lot of murderers and criminals back on the streets. A lot of people did not agree with this plan. The group
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