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Nelson Mandela

  • Birth

    Born Rolihlahla Mandela, Nelson Mandela was born on July 18th, 1918. He was born in Mvezo, South Africa. His parents Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, his father was the Acting King of the Thembu people. Nelson Mandelas birth is important because without him in this world we would not have the peace we have today.(
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    Nelson Mandela

  • World event 1

    World event 1
    On November 11th 1918 the great war ends. Lasting about 2 years this global war was centered in europe and took the lives of 9 million soldiers. The Treaty of Versailles of 1919 offically ended World War I. (
  • Taking his fathers role

    Taking his fathers role
    Nelson Mandelas father was the cheif of of Mvezo until his death in 1930. After his fathers death Nelson took his fathers role as chief. This is important in Nelson Mandelas life because it is his first position of athority.(
  • World event 2

    World event 2
    World War II occured about two decades after the end of the first World War. Being the deadliest war in history World War II began with Adolf Hitlers invasion of Poland. This war lasted 6 years and caused 50 million military and civilian deaths. (
  • Elected president of the ANCYL

    Elected president of the ANCYL
    The African National Congress (ANC) was first established in 1912 as the Republic of South Africa's governing social democratic political party. Nelson Mandela began attending the ANC meetings informaly in 1942 and in 1944 he co-founds the ANC Youth League. Just 7 years after the formation of the ANCYL Mandela was elected president. This is an important event in his life because it shows his resistence against the government. (
  • World event 3

    World event 3
    The Civil Rights Movement began in 1954 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine. During this movement leaders from the African American steped up and made an impact these leaders included Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others. This is an important event in history because is gave rights to the African American society. (
  • World event 4

    World event 4
    Begining on November 1st 1955 the Vietnam War broke out between Northern Vietnam and Southern Vietnam during this war the United States was Southern Vietnams ally. The war ended with the withdrawl of U.S. forces in 1973. This is an important world event because it was very long and costly armed conflict. (
  • Arrested and on trial for treason

    Arrested and on trial for treason
    On December 5th 1956 Nelson Mandela and 155 others were arrested for treason. In 1961 all of the defendents had been acquitted. This is an important event because during these 5 years tension grew in the ANC. (,
  • World event 5

    World event 5
    On March 21st 1960 Afrikaner police open fire on unarmed black South African demonstrators. The Sharpeville Massacre ended in the death of 69 people and 180 wounded. This is important in history because it is an effect of the segregrated government . (
  • Arrested near Howick in KwaZuluNatal

    Arrested near Howick in KwaZuluNatal
    The Apartheid soon took notice of Mandelas participation in the ANC and had him arrested for it. While being arrested Nelson Mandela did not fight back or resist arrest he accepted it graciously. This is a milestone in Mandelas life because it wasn't necessarily a bad thing, it ment that somebody noticed his efforts. (
  • Released from prison

    Released from prison
    After being in prison for 27 years because of his resistence against the Apartheid Nelson Mandela was released on Febuary 11th 1990. While in prison Mandelas wife Winnie would not let her husband or his fight be forgotten. This event in Mandelas life shows his strength and dedication. (
  • Recieves Nobel Peace Prize

    Recieves Nobel Peace Prize
    Nelson Mandela along side of FW de Klerk accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. These two fine men were given this prestigious award for their work towards the termination of the apartheid regime. This is an important event in Mandelas life because it reconized his hard work and dedication. (
  • Elected by Parliament as South Africas first black president

    Elected by Parliament as South Africas first black president
    After the end of the Apartheid and the establishment of a multiracial government Nelson Mandela was elected president by the 22 million South Africans who voted. Being elected president is an important event in his life because after all of the years of fighting for his freedom this is the ultimate reword. (,
  • Steps down after one term as president

    Steps down after one term as president
    On July 7, 1996 Nelson Mandela announced that he would not be serving a second term as president. Mandela made his decision to step down after he knew he knew he had laid the fondation for a better future. Even though he only served one term Nelson Mandela made a huge impact on the South African government. (
  • World event 6

    World event 6
    On September 11th 2001, The World Trade Centers in New York City were hit by two planes. This terrosist attack also hit just outside the Pentagon in Washington D.C and a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed in these attacks and sent the U.S. into a fury. (
  • Death

    The death of Nelson Mandela wasnt just wasnt just an important moment in him and his familys world but an important moment in the rest of the world too. Nelson Mandela will always be remembered for his courage and will to do anything as long as the people of South Africa were free. Nelson Mandela once said "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." (