History's HEROES? Dated 7/18/1918 - 12/5/2015

Nelson Mandela

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South Africa
He became the president in South Africa


  • Won Nobel Peace Prize
  • President of South America 1994-1999


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Clever
  • Determined
  • Wise
  • Kind and compassionate

External link

Nelson Mandela Foundation


""To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity." - Nelson Mandela

The Man Who Changed South Africa

Nelson Mandela was the South African president from 1994-1999, during this time he tackled poverty, racism and inequality. His accomplishments have made him a hero.

Nelson Mandela was the South African president from 1994-1999 he was elected in the first fully represented and multi racial election. He addressed racism, poverty and inequality. His original name was Rolihlahla, when attending primary school he was given a christian name, Nelson. Mandela secretly left South Africa and traveled around and got military training. When returning he was arrested and served a five year sentence, for leaving the country without a permit and for encouraging workers to strike. Later in his life he was sentenced to life in prison for standing up against the government. He was released after 27 years. After prison he ran for president and won, he also won a Nobel Peace Prize.

Life in Nelson Mandela's world

His parents were illiterate, he live in a village and was part of a tribe when he was 12 his father died and he became the ward of Joningitaba.

Was Nelson Mandela a Hero?

  • Stood up for what he believed in
  • Fought poverty, inequality and racisim
  • Fought for black South Africans' rights

Things you might not know about Nelson Mandela

His original name was Rolihlahla.
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