History's HEROES? Dated July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela

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Mvezo, South Africa
Nelson Mandela, was born in this location and later became the president of South Africa.


  • Nobel Peace Prize
  • Bharat Ratna
  • Time's person of the year
  • Ghandi Peace Prize
  • Sakharov Prize
  • Lenin Peace Prize
  • Order of the Nile
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Congressional Gold Medal
  • Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal


  • Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
  • Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
  • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
  • Kind and compassionate

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""Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."" - Nelson Mandela

The man who showed perserverance and became a great hero.

Nelson Mandela was a global advocate for human rights, and served as the President of South Africa from (1994-1999).

Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa and served most of his life as a political leader after going to jail. He spent his life trying to end global poverty and helping to resolve wars throughout Africa.

Life in Nelson Mandela's world

Nelson Mandela lived a harsh life, prior to him becoming president of South Africa he was charged for treason and sent to jail, expelled from school, being divorced three times. This is only a slice of his troubles but he persevered through it and became a legend that we still talk about today.

Was Nelson Mandela a Hero?

  • Willingness to sacrifice for others
  • Personal integrity
  • Helped Prisoners

Things you might not know about Nelson Mandela

We may not know what was going on in his life when he tried to sabotage the government, and was thrown in jail, but we do know that he was trying to do it for the good. We also that there were harsh times in South Africa, and he was struggling along with many people.


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