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Nelson Mandela

  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Nelson Mandela was Born in Mveso, South Africa on July 18,1918. His mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni and his father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela. Mandelas real name was Rolihlahla Mandela, however in primary school, his teacher gave him the "christian" name of Nelson.
    This event is significant because Mandela grew up to change the south african world for the better.
    Source: (Biography of Nelson Mandela)
  • Nelson Manela's father died

    Nelson Manela's father died
    Nelson Mandela's father died in tribal war. His father died when he was seven years old. However, he was not very much acknowledge by his father. Nelson Mandela father was a leader of his tribal clan.
  • Join college

    Join college
    Nelson Mandela was attend university of Fort Hare in 1937. Nelson Mandela was name given by his teacher while he was in college. He made new friends while he was in college. While, he was there he made his long lasting friend Oliver Tambo. Who helped him during his college career.
  • Escaped from Marriage, to continue study.

    Escaped from Marriage, to continue study.
    Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg to escaped from marriage. Nelson Mandela always had passionated learned about the apartheid. In order to learned about apartheid, he escaped from the arrange marriage to join the apartheid. After becoming involved in apartheid, he works at a law.
  • Joins ANC

    Joins ANC
    Nelson Mandela get involved in African Nation Congress against racism. As he became more and more involved later on he became a leader of the ANC group. Also, Mandela, with a group of friends, including Tambo, founded the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League. The main purpose of ANC was to end the racism, and pushed opposite the apartheid. As a result, soon he got arrested for defying the government.
  • Joins Youth league and marries

    Joins Youth league and marries
    As Nelson Mandela joins Youth league and decided to change the point view of racism. However, Nelson Mandela had to go through many ups and down to change the perspective of the people. Eventually, Nelson Mandela marries his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase. They had 3 children.
  • Marriage breaks up

    Marriage breaks up
    Nelson Mandela's marriage of 13 years to his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase breaks up. They were divorced because Their differences in beliefs, and his growing dedication to politics, eventually caused the couple to divorce after thirteen years and four children. After divorced Nelson's first wife Evelyn Mase raised Nelson's children along.
  • Marriages another woman

    Marriages another woman
    Nelson Mandela marriage his second wife Winnie Madikizela. She was also member of ANC and social worker. Nelson Mandela met Winnie while he was in the leader of the ANC.
  • Goes into hiding and police kill protesters

    Goes into hiding and police kill protesters
    The government banned the ANC. As a result,Nelson Mandela was protesters against it. After the ANC were banned the government ordered the police to kill the protesters. However, things goes out of control, the fight between the protesters and police were becoming extreme major issue. Nelson Mandela was the one who leaded the group in later a complain was filed against him.
  • Arrested

    Nelson Mandela was arrested for defying the government. Although the death penalty was almost a given, Mandela was eventually sentenced to life in prison. After getting arrested, Nelson Mandela had to go to trial. He was found at guilty, and spend few months in prison.
  • Caught and imprisoned

    Caught and imprisoned
    Nelson Mandela received a life sentence for committing sabotage against South Africa’s apartheid government, avoiding a possible death sentence. Mandela was found guilty on four charges of sabotage on June 11. On June 12, 1964, a judge sentenced Nelson Mandela to life in prison. Back in 1964, Mandela was one of eight men accused of conspiracy and sabotage in the so-called Rivonia Trial, named after a suburb of Johannesburg where African National Congress leaders had hidden out in a farmhouse.
  • Two death in family

    Two death in family
    While Nelson Mandela were in jail, his mother and son died at car incident. Nelson Mandela wrote several letters to friends and family detailing his grief and despair over his son’s death and his powerlessness as a prisoner to do anything. He was not allowed to receive newspapers at that time which would have given him more information than he had access to. He was not allowed to go his son and mother funeral. However, he regretted about this matter.
  • Released from Prison

    Released from Prison
    Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. After being releasing from prison he marched and waved to the thousands lining the streets. Nelson Mandela supporter was all over the street. Later on, he spoke to approximately 50,000 thousand of people at the city hall.
  • Becomes President

    Becomes President
    After being released from jail after 27 years he became the president of the South Africa. South Africa's newly elected Parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the first president of the post-apartheid era. Nelson Mandela was a leader in the African National Congress, an organization dedicated to protesting the South African government’s policy of apartheid. He spent 27 years in prison, during which time he became the central figure of the anti-apartheid movement.
  • Separates Winnie

    Separates Winnie
    After becoming the president Nelson Mandela divorced his second wife Winnie. Nelson Mandela divorced Winnie because after Nelson being released from jail his wife told him to quit whatever he was doing. Also, things were not working between them because he wanted to continue his political career while she was against it.
  • Win Nobel Peace Prize

    Win 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" The novel prize recognized Mandela with new form what he have been doing for years to win the African rights which finally recognized him for his hard works.
  • South African can vote now

    South African can vote now
    Nelson Mandela annoused that the African can vote now where Free elections where South Africans are allowed to vote for the first time. Nelson Mandela goes for president. May- officially the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela appoints Mr de Klerk as deputy president. As a result, people were free to vote.
  • Married his third wife

    Married his third wife
    Nelson Mandela were married to Graca Machel on his 80th birthday. Before she got married to Nelson Mandela Machel was the first lady of Mozambique. Her husband, President Samora Machel, died in a mysterious plane crash in 1986.
  • Diagnosed of prostate cancer

    Diagnosed of prostate cancer
    During this year Nelson Mandela was diagonsed and treated for prostate cancer. Nelson Mandela was also made an honorary Canadian citizen.
  • Retires at the age of 85

    Retires at the age of 85
    Nelson Mandela annouced that he would be retiring from public life at the age of 85. Nelson Mandela always was a great leader and always will be. During his time period he fought for the segregation rights which were deprived from the black African people. Nelson Mandela was the one who stood up against it. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years on prison in order get the rights they deserved. Nelson Mandela will be missed and lived forever!