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Nelson Mandela's Life

  • A Country

    A Country
    The Union of South Africa was declared a country of the British Empire in 1910. (Data Set , Passage 14)
  • ANC formed

    ANC formed
    In 1912, the African National Congress, or ANC was formed. It was an actavist group dedicated to getting more rights and improving life for the black society in South Africa. (Data Set 1, Passage 16; Data Set 2, Passage 4)
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    On July 18th, 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo. It is a small village that is the homeland of the Xhosa tribe, the largest tribal group in South Africa. (Data Set 2, Passage 1;Data Set 1, Passage 13; " A Rural Childhood")
  • Daddy dies

    Daddy dies
    Nelson Mandela's father (Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela) was the chief of Mvezo and had connections with the royal family of the Thembu people. He was trained to give advice to Thembu kings and to record the history of the Thembu people. He sadly died in 1930. ("A Rural Childhood"; Data Set 1, Passage 15;Data Set 2, Passage 26)
  • First Wife

    First Wife
    Mandela's first wife was a woman named Evelyn Mase. She was training to be a nurse in Orlando when Mandela forst met her. After they were married, they had trouble finding a house, since blacks were restricted to certain areas of the city. They would together have 3 children. ("Burden of the Struggle";"Evelyn")
  • A New Direction

    A New Direction
    The younger members of the ANC decided to take more forceful steps. They were tired of waiting for whites to help. (Data Set 1, Passage 12)
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    Apartheid Laws

    The apartheid laws stated that non-whites had to give up a lot, including many hopes and dreams for a good future. They were similar to segregation in the United states. Blacks had to pay a tax if they wanted to vote, and they had to carry special passes around with them everywhere. (Data Set 1,Passage 10,14;Data Set 2,Passage 8,13,18,24;" The African National Congress")
  • Second Wife

    Second Wife
    In 1955, Nelson and Evelyn were divorced. He then maried Winnie Madikizela. She stayed with him through thick and thin, and was there for him and his family. (Data set 2, Passage 7,14,17,21)
  • Under Arrest

    Under Arrest
    In 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested and sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Data Set 2, Passage 5)
  • Charged with Sabatoge

    Charged with Sabatoge
    In October, 1989, Nelson Madela was charged with sabatoge.This charge was the beginning of the Rivonia Trial. (Data Set 2, Passage 11)
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    Nelson Mandela and other political actavists were arrested and charged with sabatoge. They were given a life senentce and held a Robben Island. Mandela's cells was 7' by 7' and lit by a single light bulb. He was given a mat and two blankets for sleeping. Though he was imprisoned, he continued his to be dicipline and keep him self unchanged. He helped many other inmates have a better life and tellign them about the actavism and his anti-apartheid ways. (Data Set 1, Passage 5,26,29,32)
  • Mandela Released From Prison

    Mandela Released From Prison
    Mandela was released from prison at 4:15 for the first time in 10,000 days, at the age of 71. He then toured the world and secured his status as a freedom fighter and a world leader. (Data Set 1,Passage 2,21,30; Data Set 2, Passage 10)
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    In 1993, Nelson Mandela and President de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The ceremony was held in Oslo, Norway. (Data Set 2, Passage 2)
  • Mandela becomes President

    Mandela becomes President
    In 1994, Mandela became president of South Africa, making him the first black president of the country. (Data Set 1, Passage 33)
  • Mandela Retires

    Mandela Retires
    In 1998, Mandela retired from his career as a politician. He was offered another term, but he turned it down. (Data Set 1, Passage 36)
  • Third Wife

    Third Wife
    In 1998 Mandela married his third and final wife, Graça Machel. (
  • Goodbye...

    On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela died near his home in South Africa, from a recurring respriatory infection. He was 95 years old. (