Nelson mandela

E4-1: Nelson Mandela (DS)

  • Mandela is born

    Mandela is born
    Was born with the name Rolihlahla Mandela at the Mvezo at in the Transkei
  • Recieves the name Nelson

    It was common to give english names to the African Americans when they go to school. "On the first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was Nelson. Why this particular name I have no idea." — Mandela, 1994
  • Cheif of Dalindyebo

    After his father passes away in 1930, "by blood and custom" Young Nelson was entrusted to Cheif at the age of only 12.
  • Attends Healdtown

    Attends Healdtown
    The Wesleyan College at Fort Beaufort
  • Enrols at the University College of Fort Hare, in Alice

  • Expelled

    Mandela along with Oliver tambo were expelled from Fort Hare for political activism, Mandela was never affriad to speak his mind.
  • Completes BA at University of South Africa

  • Attends first ANC meeting

    Attends first ANC meeting
    Nelson Mandela attends ANC meetings informaly, which more than likey sparked his whole movement.
  • Co-founds the ANC Youth League (ANCYL)

    Nelson co-founds the ANC Youth League, which he would later be the president of.
  • Elected national secretary of the ANCYL

    Nelson mandela was elected to be the secretary of the ANCYL
  • President of ANCYL

    Nelson was now elected to the president of the ANCYL
  • Defiance Campaign

    Defiance Campaign
    the largest scale non-violent resistance ever seen in South Africa and the first campaign pursued jointly by all racial groups under the leadership of the ANC and the South African Indian Congress
  • Arrested

    During the campaign, Mandela was arrested for violating the Suppression of Communism Act. Sentenced to nine months in jail with hard labor
  • Opens Law firm

    Opens Law firm
    Mandela along with Oliver Tambo opens South Africa's first black law firm
  • M-Plan

    Devises the M-Plan for the ANC's future undergroud operations.
    M-Plan-a simple plan for organisation on a street basis, so that Congress volunteers would be in touch with the people, attend to their needs and able to mobilise.
  • Arrested Again

    Arrested Again
    This time he's arrested for treason, along with 155 others, all of which acquitted by March of 1961. The importance of this trial is second to none it now exposed the government of South Africa sending men to prison for doing the right thing
  • Sharpeville Massacre

    Sharpeville Massacre
    5,000 to 7,000 black protesters stand outside the fence of the police station in Sharpeville and the police opened fire killing 69 people.
  • ANC Banned

    The white government banned the ANC from 1960 all the way until 1990, while it was banned it was still ran underground.
  • Leaves South Africa

    Mandela leaves South Africa to go and get military training and also gain support for the ANC.
  • Returns home and is arrested

    Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison for incitement and leaving the country without a passport
  • Rivonia Trial

    Rivonia Trial
    The ten leaders of the ANC or charged with recruiting persons for training in the preparation and use of explosives and in guerrilla warfare for the purpose of violent revolution and committing acts of sabotage, conspiring to commit these acts and to aid foreign military units when they [hypothetically] invaded the Republic, acting in these ways to further the objects of communism, and soliciting and receiving money for these purposes from sympathizers outside South Africa.
  • Sentenced to life in prison

    Sentenced to life in prison
    All except two of the ten men are convivted and sentenced to life in prison and arrive at Robben Island two days later
  • ANC Unbanned

    With the unbanning of the ANC Nelson Mandela is set free from almost 30 years of imprisonment.
  • ANC Deputy President

    Without a doubt Mandela was the man that everyone wanted to be the Deputy President for the ANC.
  • Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 was awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa"
  • Elected President of South Africa

    Elected President of South Africa
    In April for the first time in his life Mandela votes for the first time in his life, and in may he is elected the first democratic president of South Africa