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  • Nelson Mandela

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    is considered a cultural icon is Nelson Mandela; an individual who took a stand against apartheid in South Africa and established great strides toward racial equality in that part of the world. Mandela is considered as cultural icon because he achieved widespread recognition for his accomplishments with racial equality, he established a world-wide organization that researches possible cures for AIDS, and July eighteenth has been designated as international Mandela day. In 1908, the white minority

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela The life story of Nelson Mandela has long become a legend, a story that transcends race, borders, culture, or language. He is one of the greatest leaders to ever step foot on this Earth. He was willing to give up his own personal freedoms for the good of his people. Still, his decisions at major points in his lifetime hold lessons for individuals who are inspired of becoming good leaders. Many leaders are inspired by the actions and decision-makings abilities of Mandela. He kept the

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela was a leader that has been fairly tried and convicted of complicity in many murders. His effort earned him his first suspended conviction under the suppression of communism act. Nelson Mandela, was a leader of the African national congress which was fighting apartheid, was accused of trying to overthrow the government, he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. The government freed Mandela after he had spent twenty-seven years in prison and began to negotiation

  • Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela’s Values It will be hard to believe if a person says “A man who served twenty seven years in prison, turned out to be one of the greatest presidents our world has seen”. Well this did actually happen and this former president is still living today. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Transkei, South Africa, he was a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in the 1940s. Mandela was jailed for 27 years for acts of sabotage against the South African state, and shortly after his

  • Nelson Mandela

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    apartness in the Dutch and Afrikaans languages (Clark, 3). Apartheid was used by the government as a way to to separate people by race, where they live, where they went to school, where they worked and where they died ( Clark, 3). From 1948 until Nelson Mandela was made president in 1994, the Nationalist Party was in power and they implemented several acts that kept this already established system in place. Two examples of these acts are the Group Areas Act, which segregated residential and business

  • The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

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    as a unified population. Nelson Mandela was a key figure of someone who wanted equal rights and would do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. The South African people initially did not have any decision on politics, where they lived, occupation, and etc. Nelson Mandela, who was a part of this South African population, followed his beliefs to eventually change these laws for his people. Even Nelson did not have the full rights as a human, but that never stopped him. Nelson and his people wanted the

  • Nelson Mandela Speech

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    who suffered nearly three decades in prison: Nelson Mandela, born as Rolihlahla Mandela on 18 July 1918 was no ordinary African. Mandela was a hero of our Catholic faith, who followed the beatitudes as a peacemaker who believed in peaceful solutions, even when he was persecuted for righteousness’ sake. He resulted to violence only when necessary, and if given the chance to enact on revenge, he always chose against vengeance. Furthermore, when Mandela was thrown in prison and punished countless times

  • Nelson Mandela Hero

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    Many people have heard of Nelson Mandela, but what makes him such an important figure? How has he influenced South Africa and the world? Nelson Mandela’s history can clearly tell the tale of heroism. South Africa suffered under apartheid from 1948 until 1994 where Nelson Mandela was elected the first black president of South Africa. For 46 years, laws of racial discrimination and oppression flooded the land, and police brutality and tensions between the people increased, but it all came to an end

  • Courage Of Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela quotes “Courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it”. He, Malala Yousafzai and Mother Jones worked tirelessly for their causes. Nelson Mandela fought to end apartheid for his people. Malala Yousafzai was determined to stand up for girls educational rights. And unfair child labor laws was what drove Mother Jones to fight so hard for child labor rights. These activists, Malala Yousafzai, Mother Jones, and Nelson Mandela all fought for equal opportunity that leads

  • The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

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    however the man who arguably contributed the most, was Nelson Mandela. He ended an apartheid, with both his philanthropy and political prowess. He united a nation that used to be segregated; which seemed a daunting task at the time, but through the sweat and bloodshed he achieved the impossible. This alone exhibited his heroic characteristics, but to be more precise: both his actions and inactions lead to his success. Furthermore, Mandela was both a strong leader and forgiving at the same-time.