Mandela Biographical Essays

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  1.   Felipe.L said,

    on March 12th, 2010 at 5:43 pm     

    Nelson Mandela essay
    Nelson Mandela is an important person in Africa History. Because of the ANC and leadership of Mandela. South Africa laws were changed. In this essay I would tell you how some of South Africa law’s were solve by the power of one man and the power of the ANC. In Mandela’s life he went through many challenges and important events. Mandela was born July 18, 1918. When Nelson was nine his father died. In 1962 Mandela was sent to prison for acts of sabotage and revolution. Mandela was sent to Robben Island for 27 years. Mandela was released from prison 4:15 p.m, Sunday, February 11, 1990. Later after his release Mandela toured the world an became president. After Mandela stoped apartheid and became president he retired to spend time with his family.

  2.   Dshaune F said,

    on March 12th, 2010 at 7:03 pm     

    NELSON MANDELA ESSAY

    Did you know Nelson Mandela who is apart of the ANC had gone to jail for 27 years for sabotage and for fighting against apartheid in South Africa? Well if you didn’t I am here to tell you all about Nelson Mandela, his life story, and all the struggles he went through to make sure there was equals rights for everyone.
    Nelson Mandela has a lot of important events in his life. One of those events was he graduated from fort hare college in South Africa. Another one of those events is he became a lawyer in South Africa. Last but not least another event is he went to jail for 27 years. These are important events because; in order to be a man fighting for rights you need to have all the knowledge you can get to become a lawyer and to fight for rights against other people.
    In Nelson life he went through a lot of challenges to live on. For example, his father died when he was nine and he was forced to live with his uncle. Another example is when he had to hide from the police to not go to jail. He had to be away from his wife and kids. His son asked him “why don’t you be here with his kids?” he said he had “kids all over the world to take care of.” the last challenge he went through was being imprisoned for 27 years. He had to sleep in a 7 by 7 cell. He could get one visit per year, and write and receive one letter per month. He also had to use he bathroom in a bucket that barely got empty. He lived in townships because blacks were not allowed to live in the city.
    Nelson Mandela had achieved many of his goals in South Africa. One of achieved goals was going to prison and coming out the same way he went in. another one of his goals is he became president after 27 years of imprisonment. That’s cool. Last but not least another one of Nelson Mandela’s goals that he achieved was when he became president he had finally ended apartheid.
    Mandela had a huge impact on the South Africans and other all over the country. Like while he was in prison everyone had so much respect for him. Even one of the officers had respect for Mandela. While he was in prison he had people wondering the streets saying “free Mandela”. When he got out of prison he had people over South Africa chanting and cheering.
    Well that’s all about Nelson Mandela for right now. I can tell you a whole lot more but I hope you enjoyed what you heard about Mandela. Now you know how much Mandela is an impact on your and my life.

  3.   Eric Morrison said,

    on March 15th, 2010 at 6:04 pm     

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.

    After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. In June 1961, the ANC executive considered his proposal on the use of violent tactics and agreed that those members who wished to involve themselves in Mandela’s campaign would not be stopped from doing so by the ANC. This led to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment with hard labour. In 1963, when many fellow leaders of the ANC and the Umkhonto we Sizwe were arrested, Mandela was brought to stand trial with them for plotting to overthrow the government by violence. His statement from the dock received considerable international publicity. On June 12, 1964, eight of the accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison, off Cape Town; thereafter, he was at Pollsmoor Prison, nearby on the mainland.

  4.   sherylkumar said,

    on March 16th, 2010 at 8:54 pm     

    South Africa first free election in April 1994 gave Nelson Mandela the task to create a new South Africa. Mandela states “I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this content. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of our entire great wilderness.” This means Mandela wanted great changes to South Africa and which he did. This whole essay will show you what challenges and events happened in order for Mandela to change South Africa forever.

    At age nine Nelson’s father died and placed Nelson in the care of his uncle. When Mandela turned 18, his uncle thought it was time for Mandela to marry. When Mandela heard this he ran away to Johannesburg where he became a lawyer and worked to free black Afrikaans.

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. (Nelson Mandela)This is what Nelson acutely did. Nelson enrolled in Fort Hare College in 1953. The same year apartheid laws came on place. This meant blacks had to give up on many hopes and dreams they had for a better life. This also limited the ways nelson could study law. By studying as much law he could, Nelson was able to help black Afrikaans face racism.

    Mandela’s fist marriage with Evelyn had gotten a rocky start in 1953. Mandela loved his family but his dedication to the ANC (African National Congress) often took him away form his family. His long hours made him become a stranger to his family. Mandela and Evelyn divorced in 1955 but Mandela kept a strong bond with his kids. He missed the life of a family man, but continued to fights against apartheid and for rights of blacks.

    In 1962 Nelson Mandela was arrested and charged with purpose of sabotage and violent revolution. He was imprisoned as Robben Island in 1964. He spent 27 years in Robben Island and had a 7*7 cell. The floor was his bed and a bucket was for toilet. Plus he was forced to do hard labor in a quarry. When Nelson’s oldest son died he couldn’t for to his funeral. That was what a prison life was for Nelson. Nelson 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.”

    After Mandela was released from prison he toured the world. Many looked up to him as a fighter and a hero. The election of Mandela as president initiated an end of apartheid. Mandela quotes “in my country we go to prison first and then become President.” That’s what Mandela did.

  5.   Meuy Saeteurn said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 4:59 pm     

    How do you feel about a man becoming president after 27 years in prison? Would it change your thoughts of him if he was fighting for justice? In this essay, I will tell you about a very important man named Nelson Mandela that fought for justice. The ANC inspired Mandela to begin his mission to improve the rights of black Africans.
    In Mandela’s childhood he had lost someone real close to him. That person was his dad who passed away when he was 9 years old. His uncle that is a tribal chief took care of him. He provided his nephew with good education. Mandela graduated from Fort Hare College, it’s also where he started his activism and became a lawyer.
    Mandela was always on the run. He didn’t have time for family. He was convicted on charges of sabotage, as well as other committed crimes when leading the action against apartheid. His imprisonment was spent on Robben Island 18 of the 27 years. While in prison, people from all over the world were protesting against apartheid and to free Mandela.
    When De Klerk became president things started to change for the better. De Klerk arranged February 11, 1990 for Mandela’s release after his 10,000 days in prison. In 1993, Mandela and De Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Though Mandela seemed to have a happy ending, he faced several challenges in his life. One is in 1918; he was born with the name Rolihlahla which really meant troublemaker. When he has started school he was told he must have an English name because of the whites. Another is in prison he stayed in a 7’ by 7’ cell, floor as the bed, and a bucket for a toilet. He was only allowed a visitor a year for 30 minutes and a letter for every 6 months. A third challenge was about 5 years into his prison life he found out his first and oldest son Thembi has been killed in a car accident. When he has asked authorities to attend his son’s funeral, permission was denied.
    After Mandela’s release he toured the world. He was welcomed by millions, who looked up to him as a hero. In 1994, he became the first black president of South Africa. Apartheid ended and blacks were able to vote freely. Nelson Mandela, a strong believer that changed the world greatly influences people of all ages.

  6.   Diego said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 5:01 pm     

    Nelson Mandela was a huge influence in many peoples lives. He fought for many peoples rights and helped end the apartheid law. He became the president of South Africa. He also had many important Events, Challenges, and accomplishments that were a major part of his life.

    Nelson Mandela had a lot of important Events in his life. His childhood and young adulthood was important. It was important because He was able to go to school for longer that an average black South African child .His childhood was important because when he was 20 he enrolled at fort hare collage, Nelson Mandela’s childhood and young adulthood was very important.

    Love was an important part of Nelson Mandela’s life. Love was important because he was in love with a girl named Evelyn, they struggles looking for a home in Johannesburg, it was difficult because there were not many decent houses for black South Africans. He also got married with a girl names Winnie. She visited him while nelson Mandela was in prison.

    The ANC was also important. The ANC was important because he was a co-founder of the ANC it was important because the organization was formed for what nelson Mandela believed in and knew what was right. The ANC stands for African national congress.

    Although he had great events in his life he also had many challenges in his life. His childhood was challenging because when he was nine his father died and he was sad He had lots of challenging events when fighting for right that’s why he went to prison. While fighting for rights he had a son and later he dies from an accident. He had lots of terrible events.

    Nelson Mandela had much accomplishment also. While he was in prison he helped change the food in prison. He also changes the apartheid laws in South Africa and he got marries and had kids. Nelson had many accomplishments in his life.

    Nelson Mandela was a great person and had many ups and downs. But I think he had much more ups than downs . Nelson Mandela was a great man

  7.   darrick brooks said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 5:03 pm     

    Why did Mandela go to jail for so long. This easy is about Nelson Mandela. Is so important because he was a leader of South Africa.

    Many Important events that Mandela had. Nelson Mandela childhood Nelson Mandela lived in a house that was barred by grass covered hills he was the youngest out of four children.

    Nelson Mandela love life. When Nelson first laid eyes on Winnie he that he wanted to marry her.

    Nelson Mandela political problems. The younger members of the ANC was tired of waiting for people to help them so they took matters upon them self’s.

    Many challenges that Mandela faced. Mandela lost his dad. Nelson Mandela lost his had when he was nine years old and they moved him to a different tribe.

    Mandela goes to prison. Mandela went to prison for three decades and when he got out people could hardly recognize him.

    The apartheid problems. Laws meant blacks and non-whites had to give up on many hopes and dreams.

    Mandela had many accomplishments when he was released from prison. Since his release from prison Mandela’s primary concern has been to help create climate conducive to nation by building not merely to serve the interest of the ANC.

    When he was elected In 1994 Mandela was president of south Africa.

    Mandela power. Given his vigor an still immense popularity Mandela could have chosen to remain in power for another term.

    Mandela had a very positive impact on the world.

  8.   Houa L, said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 5:06 pm     

    How do you feel if you were in prison for 27 years? How could a person in jail change his country? In this essay, I will tell you how Nelson Mandela became President in South Africa and about his problem in his life.

    Nelson Mandela was born in July 18, 1918 in a small village call Mvezo. His name in his parent’s language is “One Who Bring Trouble on Himself.” He was a little boy and he knocked birds out of the sky and slingshot. He also learned to play stick-fight and knowledge of any rural Africa boy. When he was nine his father died and he had to live with his uncle in Thembu. His uncle provided him good education.

    In 1912 the ANC was founded. He joined the ANC and that was the South Africa secret. The ANC they fought racial segregation in South Africa. He has a strong belief about ability of human. He fought for right for himself and to his people.

    In 1964, he arrived to Robben Island is where no boats allow. When he was in prison he exercised, read, and studies. They only allowed 30 minutes for one visitor a year. Also, one letter received every six months. He also took place on a leadership and became a master because he respect to everyone. He went in jail for 1,000 days and 71 years old. How went in prison 27 years and he couldn’t touch his wife hand. However, he in prison he still tried to save his people and try to meet with the white to let black to free. When he was in jail his wife Winnie was an activist to people on the outside. Nelson Mandela still stands for against the apartheid.

    When he was in prison they pick up 4 pound hammer to 14 pound for large stone. They crush stone on the hot sun. Mandela’s cell was 7X7 and his bed it on the floor. Also, bucket for his toilet and does hard labor quarry. His son Thembi been killed by motorcar accident and Nelson Mandela asked for permission to attend his son funeral. However, the permission was denied.

    Nelson Mandela accomplishment is to fix the country in South Africa for a better country. Also, his goal is to be a good leader to show all his people. And the other hand, he also achieve some of his goal.

    Nelson Mandela is important he help his people by not letting whites to control black. He does all the way to help them and he made everyone happy to be free. He also respects everyone and his wife Winnie they separate. He release from prison and he still meet with the white people. He also use non-violent from protest alternative. He made himself become a heroic leader to hold the country of South Africa together.

  9.   tom moua said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 5:07 pm     

    Nelson Rolhlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Nelson father died when he was 9 year old. Now Nelson Mandela lives with his uncle and stayed with his uncle until he was 18 years old. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.Mandela’s fist marriage with Evelyn had gotten a rocky start in 1953. Mandela loved his family but his dedication to the ANC (African National Congress) often took him away form his family. His long hours made him become a stranger to his family. Mandela and Evelyn divorced in 1955 but Mandela kept a strong bond with his kids. He missed the life of a family man, but continued to fights against apartheid and for rights of blacks. In 1962 Nelson Mandela was arrested and charged with purpose of sabotage and violent revolution. He was imprisoned as Robben Island in 1964. He spent 27 years in Robben Island and had a 7 by 7 cell. The floor was his bed and a bucket was for toilet. Later after his release Mandela toured the world an became president. After Mandela stopped apartheid and became president he retired to spend time with his family.

  10.   arthur said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 5:08 pm     

    Mandela Essay

    From a criminal to a white racist government to becoming the president to that same government and being a great influence on African Lives. He was a man of great patients and generosity and because of that he was able to end apartheid. In this essay I will be telling you about Life and Accomplishments of Nelson Mandela.
    Nelson was born on July 18, 1918 in a village called Mvezo. His birth name was Rolihlahla which meant one who brings trouble to himself. On his first day of school his teacher changed his birth name to nelson because she couldn’t pronounce it and because of that his mother could not pronounce his new name. When Nelson was 9 his father had died and he was sent to live with his uncle who was the king of his people. With his uncle he was provided a proper education.
    During his years in college Nelson was elected class president but refused to take it because he said that it wasn’t a fair election and for that he was expelled. He later ran always from home to Johannesburg after finding out that he was to get married. It was here that he graduated from college and became a lawyer with his friend Walter Sisulu. They both opened a law firm for the black South Africans together. He also attended ANC meetings in Johannesburg.
    After going to a few ANC meetings Nelson joined the organization to stop apartheid. The ANC was a non-violent organization using non-violent methods to persuade the government to end apartheid and when that didn’t work the tried something new. Many members from the ANC including Mandela committed crimes against the laws. These crimes included sabotage, protesting, moving to areas without a passbook, and etc. Imprisonment was a punishment to those who committed crimes against the apartheid laws this also meant life in prison. Nelson and other members of the ANC were punished this way with life in prison. They were sent to Robbin Island.
    During his time in prison Nelson earned better treatment to him and other prisoners. Although he was able to achieve this Nelson was still isolated 17 years of his 27 years in prison. During his isolation he was given a 7×7 feet cell to live in with a small window and a buck to use the bathroom. He was allowed to receive 1 visitor a year and 1 letter every 6 months.
    Even though Nelson was in prison he still had many people who supported him. His goal to end apartheid had not ended. Nelson met with the 2 presidents of South Africa in secret while in prison, P. Botha and De Clerk. He tried to negotiate with Botha who was with apartheid laws and saw Nelson no mare than a pest who was to be eliminated. His presidency ended and De Clerk became president. De Clerk was willing to cooperate with Mandela in order to end apartheid. In 1994 Nelson was elected President and officially ended apartheid.
    Nelson Mandela had many accomplishments. He became president of South Africa and ended apartheid. He also was able to get the person in charge of the prison he was in Kicked out. He graduated college and became lawyer too.
    In conclusion even though he was in prison for 27 years he came out hopeful and still strong. He ended apartheid and lived a life full of ups and downs but he never gave up in the end. He was a great man and still is.

  11.   Paying L. said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 5:59 pm     

    Nelson Mandela
    How would you feel if you was to be an African American and to shop at a store and you see a sign post out from on the window says” No African American allowed “how would you react? You would feel Mistreated right? In this essay I will tell you about man, who had made a big change in South Africa, and who fought for human rights to end the Apartheid. His name is Nelson Mandela, if it wasn’t for him the Apartheid would still be going in South Africa.

    He had a difficult childhood, He was born in a small village of Mvezo in South Africa on July 18,1918 Mandela was raise by a family of wealth and royalty, not long when Mandela was the age of nine his father died because of having tuberculosis. Before he died, he was depending on Mandela uncle to make sure he provides Mandela a good education for his future. Mandela was the first family member of his family to attend school, as he start going to school his teacher gave him a English name “Nelson”, because of the original name very complicated to pronounce. When he was a teen adult, he wanted to complete University to get BA in Johannesburg to represent and hope for a stand against the Apartheid.

    In Mandela met two lovely ladies in his love life, he first met Evelyn but not long Mandela and Evelyn divorce. His second wife he met her working at a hospital in the black township of Soweto in 1957, her name is Winne Madikizela, they soon married in June 1958. When Mandela was emission to Robin Island many were sad about Mandela’s imprisonment, but his wife Winnie was sadder. Nelson marriage to Winnie however, proved to be sustaining force in his long, hard struggle against the apartheid system.

    In Mandela life he also faces many challenges in his life, he heard of his son had this terrible disease causing him of his death; it was AIDS that has killed his son. Now, Mandela focuses more on HIV and AIDS. Also more than one hundred laws aimed at keeping blacks and white separate Mandela had to do something to stop the cruelty of this law, also President De Klerk releases number of political prisoners, among them Mandela’s long time friends and mentor, De Klerk releases Mandela but he refuse to go but stay in prison for another week.

    Mandela accomplish many things in his life after the Apartheid law no longer used he was give a Nobel peace prize in 1993, where he was notice for his peaceful nonviolent action. He was also the first democratically elected president in South Africa and became president in 1994, after apartheid was banned. He later gave up his position to Mr. Mbeki in 1997, and went around the world to fight for people’s right.

    The Apartheid ended with the speech from the President De Klerk in 1990, Mandela was released from prison. He quoted that “I learned that courage was not the absences of fear, but the triumph over it and “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but who conquers that fear.” And this other quote he said” if you talk to a man in his language he understands, that goes to goes to his heart”.

    Again without Nelson great help South Africa would still be in Apartheid and wouldn’t have any freedom. Great hopes where within Nelson and it come true, to the Freedom to join others and the freedom for human rights, the freedom to do what they want to do, Thank you Mandela.

  12.   Rudy said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 5:59 pm     

    Mandela Essay

    Who is Nelson Mandela? Well, I’m going to tell you the important things that happened through out his lifetime. He’s important because he changed the black’s rights in South Africa.

    Some of the most important events are: he was born in July 18, 1918 he was born the son of a king in their tribe, so he was considered the prince.

    He married Winnie but that happy moment in his life was not to last because later that same month he was arrested.

    Nelson Mandela eventually became president of South Africa in 1944 he only remained in term for four years he resigned after that so he could spend time with his grandchildren.

    He went through many challenges throughout his life his father died while he was still at a young age, later in his life he could not speak publically, and he & his wife could not communicate often.

    Mandela had many problems in his lifetime but he overcame them by believing in equal rights for everyone.

  13.   TiNA said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 6:01 pm     

    Who is Nelson Mandela? Why is he so important? Well Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in the small village of Mvezo in South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela is so important because he fought against apartheid for South Africa. He made a big difference in his country.

    Nelson Mandela is part of the oldest African organization in the country, and its members were from the many tribal groups in South Africa. In 1942, Mandela began attending meetings of the African National Congress (ANC). Later on, Nelson became president of the ANC.
    The 1953 apartheid laws meant blacks and non-whites had to give up on everything. Apartheid laws limited the way Nelson could earn his living, and the type of life he could live. They couldn’t do the things they want. They were ruled by whites in their own country.

    In 1962, Mandela was captured and sentenced to 5 years in prison. In October, 1963, Mandela was yet charged with sabotage. The new charge came after he had already been charged, convicted, and sentenced to five years in prison for leaving the country illegally.

    Nelson Mandela lived a happy childhood. He was born and raised in a tribe called Xhosa. He herds sheep and cattle. To the Xhosa, cattle represented food, wealth, and a source of happiness, and a blessing from god.

    Mandela had a wife named Winnie. While his imprisonment, she was left with the burden of explaining things to the children and holding the family together. Winnie was also in charge of everything thing the ANC did. Year’s later, Nelson Mandela and Winnie divorced.

    Yet today, Mandela is still alive. He was a big impact on the south Africans because he change the way things went in South Africa. He accomplished the biggest challenge in South Africa would still be in apartheid.

  14.   Yazmin Lopez said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 6:03 pm     

    Have you ever thought for how nelson Mandela became an important man in South Africa? Nelson was an important man that fought for what he believed…he fought for Africans human rights. He struggled a lot but I would say he never gave up…

    Mandela had a kind of happy childhood…he was a herd boy who tended sheep and cattle. At age 16, nelson continued his education. As he grew he married 3 times and had 6 kids… he was married longer with his 2nd wife, Winne Mandela he told her about the treason case and his life in the struggle . They both fought for African human rights…

    Mandela went through many challenges in his life… his father died when Mandela was just 9 years old…when he went to school his teacher changed his name to Nelson…Nelson Mandela. When Nelson first went to college, black South Africans were not allowed to work for the government. Apartheid laws limited the ways Nelson could earn his living and the type of life he could lead.

    Nelson Mandela was both presidents of the ANC and South Africa… First Nelson Mandela started attended meetings of the African National Congress; in the same year he also passed the final examination to earn his college degree.

    When Mandela was sentenced 27 years in prison … he still did not give upon his dreams. He taught others in jail… Mandela was given the choice to follow rules and get out of jail…or stay in jail. When he was free the black majority had a say in the running of their country and that they wanted to lead them was Nelson Mandela. On May 2, 1994 Mandela won the election and became the 1st black president of South Africa…

    All that Mandela did was worth it…he suffered a lot, for his people but got to were he wanted…

    Now we know that Mandela did a lot to change one part of the world…it did not matter the consequences he was he was in it to win it…

  15.   leslie saechao said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 6:09 pm     

    Leslie Saechao
    Period 1+2
    March 19, 2010
    Nelson Mandela

    What would you do if you were living in south Africa and you wanted to shop at a store bur they wouldn’t let you in because of your race? What would you do? I am going to tall you about a man named Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela risked everything to try and make apartheid stop. Many people risked their own life to help Nelson Mandela risked everything to try and make apartheid stop. Even though many people died Nelson Mandela never stopped. He was also arrested many times and he still found a way to try and stop apartheid in Africa. He helped a lot of people in the past years. If it wasn’t for Nelson Mandela apartheid would still be happening this minute.

    Nelson Mandela had a rough childhood. He was born around wealth and royalty bur there was still apartheid. His father was chief. He was born in a small village of Mvezo in South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father died when he was only nine years old. Before his father died he sees to that Nelson was to go live with his uncle.

    He had and interesting love life. He was married 3 times. He had 6 children; nelson’s first wife was named Evelyn Massy. Evelyn was a young cousin of Walter Sisulu. She was a nurse at Johannesburg General Hospital. They got married in 1944. He had 4 children with her but they soon divorced. His second wife was named Winnie Madikizela. They had 2 children they were both girls. While he was married to Winnie he was put in jail. While he was in jail himself and Winnie were suffering. When Mandela was release he filed for a divorce a couple of months later. On his 80th birthday Nelson Mandela married his 3rd wife whose name is Graca Machel.

    The challenges he had to face was the apartheid and was trying to solve the problem in jail. He could barely talk to his wife. He only got to see her once every year and can only write one letter every 6 months, he gad to stay locked op in a cell that was his arm length for 3 decades with no music or anything. He was in there in daylight hours.

    The Accomplishments he made was getting apartheid to stop. When he was released everyone was waiting for him. He tried all he can to stop the apartheid and it did. When apartheid ended he gave out a speech to the world. Another accomplishment Nelson Mandela had was his Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, where he was notice for his peaceful nonviolent actions. Nelson also accomplished being chosen to be the president of South Africa/

    Nelson Mandela had a lot of important events. When Mandela was a young man he took a job outside as a guard. He was a guard for one of the compounds where the black miners were housed. The treason trial formally opened when Nelson Mandela got married to Winnie. Nelson Mandela was a leader for the ANC. Him and the other leaders were willing to risk everything for another change.

    The apartheid ended because of Nelson Mandela. He did everything he could to make it stop and it did. This is a biography of Nelson Mandela and about the things he did to make apartheid stop and the struggles. He went through challenges, heart breaking love lives, and his prison life.

  16.   souaxee her said,

    on March 19th, 2010 at 6:14 pm     

    When nelson Mandela was a kid his mother often told the children in the village stories about there history and legends of the Xhosa people in the village. Mandela grew op in a valley surrounded by grass hill. Nelson Mandela he was born July 18, 1918 in the village of Xhosa of his parent and his people.
    When he was young he went on the field and saw a donkey and decided to ride on the donkey after he ride the donkey the donkey was jumping up and down and so nelson Mandela fell down and torn halve of his face up.

    Next nelson was capture and sentence to 5 year in prison. He was sentence to another 5 year for trying to leave the country. Mandela gad been waiting for nearly 30 year for that to happen. When Winnie visited nelson Mandela in prison. The couple was force to talk and communicate with head set and through phone only. When nelson was in prison he do not talk bad to the security and don’t have any attitude to the prison guard so then he only shake hand with them and do not do anything to the guard because he do not talk back to them at all.

    Nelson Mandela was released out of prison at 4:15 pm on Sunday Feb.1990 from prison for the first time in 10,000 years. Nelson Mandela continue his disciplined habit while in prison he knew that each morning and evening study all the whole time. And after that he got arrested for another 5 year for trying to leave the country and then they took him back into his house in prison because that the people whole was on his side chose for him to get out because that before he went to prison he said some word and then he started to become very famous.

    The African national congress (ANC) was formed in 1912 to improve the living contain of the black majority of South American. It 1942 Mandela began attending meeting of the ANC leader were impatient to act. As the ANC leader was chosen his wife was first the leader of the ANC was chosen to be the leader of the ANC.

    Both Mandela and president de Klerk were awarded the noble prize for peace in 1993. In October of 1989 president de Klerk released a number of political prisoners. The president was the one who chose nelson Mandela as the leader of the ANC club because he saw something in nelson Mandela that he liked of all the time he knew that president would become the leader of the ANC

  17.   Xong Vue said,

    on March 21st, 2010 at 11:39 pm     

    Did you know about a man that was locked in prison and became a president after he was released from prison? Nelson Mandela was a good man. He had a hard childhood life. Life in prison was hard for Nelson Mandela and the other prisoners.
    Nelson Mandela was a good man. While he was still locked in prison he still fought for the right of black and white peoples in South Africa. After he was released from prison, he was elected as president of South Africa and stopped the apartheid laws.
    Nelson Mandela’s childhood life was really hard for him. His father died when he was nine years old and he had to go live with his uncle, Chief Jongintaba in Qunu. Nelson’s uncle is the leader of the Thembu people. As a young black adult, they weren’t able to attend jobs. When Nelson Mandela was in college, he and his friend weren’t able to work for the government.
    Life in prison was hard for Nelson Mandela and the other prisoners. Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and the other prisoners were locked in small cells in Robben Island. All they get to sleep with was a pillow, a blanket, and had to sleep on the floor. Mandela was locked in prison for 3 decades and was released on February 11, 1990.
    Thanks to Nelson Mandela for stopping the apartheid, the people in South Africa got better and treated each other more equally. Nelson Mandela was still remembered as a great man to the people of South Africa.

  18.   brenda moreno said,

    on March 26th, 2010 at 4:40 pm     

    Do you ever wonder how this world became less racist and with more rights? Well there’s a lot of people that helped made a better world but one of them is nelson Mandela he stop apartheid and change a lot of things in prison but like any other person he went through a lot of things in his life.

    Nelson Mandela had a lot of happy times/important events in his life nelson Mandela was born July 19 1918 they named him Rolihlahla but when he attend school teachers called him Nelson he was the only boy out of four children ,Nelson got married 3 times and had 6 children first time he got married to Evelyn and had four children they divorce and got married to Winnie and had 2 more kids but he got divorced again and got married for his 3rd time around his 80’s he got out of jail after 30 years and he was still fighting for apartheid to stop.

    But Nelson didn’t just have happy times he also went through a lot of times. Like when his father passed away when he was just nine and he had to move in with his uncle. He went in prison 2 times the 2nd time was for 3 decades and all his life he went through violence apartheid and unfair things.

    Even after all the things he went through he also had many accomplishments when he was in prison he did a lot of changes like got better food more rights and more time for the prisoners to communicate with each other, In 1912 African national congress was formed the ANC intended to call attention to t he practice of racial segregation in South Africa and became president of South Africa, he also stop apartheid and racism.

    Nelson Mandela went through good and bad but he never gave up on making a better world and to make what he wanted to happen even if he was in jail for 30 years he still was trying to make a better world with more rights and he made that happen and that’s how he became famous.

  19.   tOm MOua said,

    on March 26th, 2010 at 5:08 pm     

    Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela was born on July 18,1918. Rolihlahla’s teacher made Rolihlahla a name and she named him Nelson . Nelson Mandela father died when he was 9 years old. After his father died he when to go live with his uncle. Nelson joined the ANC when he was a young adult. After he join the ANC he married Evelyn for 13 years. Nelson Mandela fought for equal rights for black South Africans so that they would have the same rights as whites. Then NElson mandela married Winnie. He was imprisoned to a life sentence for high treason and was found guilty of setting up a terrorist organization to over through the South African government at the time. Now Nelson Mandela served 30 years in jail. In 1990, Nelson Mandela was released. Now nelson mandela divorced winnie and Married Graça Mache.

  20.   souaxee her said,

    on March 26th, 2010 at 6:12 pm     

    When nelson Mandela was young I never though that he could be so brave to ride a donkey and get his face all rip up that badly if it was to be me I would be like f I’m really hurt help me so people would come chasing me and help me as if I was going to die or something and so they will help me really badly so this is all I have to say for this paragraph.
    Nelson was a brave to have to be send into jail while at a very young age of him to be lock up in jail for the first 5 year for trying to leave the country and not come back he got caught and was sentence to 5 year that a very long time for someone that young to be in a place where no one in the world want to be in so that why I think that he was a very brave man to go through all the stuff he been through.

    Next nelson was a person who never know how to quite he just came back what he wanted to do at first until the dam police lock him up for some really studied reason the be lock up and it would have been very hard for him to do that and what did moving the country wrong nothing is wrong with moving to a different country so this is why I really envy nelson Mandela.

    Nelson Mandela was released out of prison at 4:15 pm on Sunday Feb.1990 from prison for the first time in 10,000 years. If it was me that I been let go in 1990 I would be really surprise to get out of prison because I will very get tired of it because that I have lived there for so many year I don’t want to live there no more it is hard to be lock up in a place like that anyway.
    Nelson Mandela had became the (ANC) president because of his way of the person who never knew how to give up in a way he make me remember when I was 9 when people said that I was to short to shoot a basketball hoop and they did not know what I was made for so then I kick like 5 people butt on 1 on 1 basketball playing.
    Both Mandela and president de Klerk were awarded the noble prize because that president de Klerk was the one who gave Mandela the freedom of where he was about to be in so that why he had to be a man and get out of where he was at so he decided to get out of jail but in the movie that I saw Mandela was a person who never give up and keep fighting his whole way to the ground and he actually made it to be the (ANC) leader but for his first wife Winnie Mandela the former president of the (ANC) was lock up for 5 years

  21.   Eric Morrison said,

    on March 26th, 2010 at 6:14 pm     

    Throughout Nelson Mandela’s life, he has been through many challenges and accomplishments. He is a very important person in this world. Without the help of Mandela’s hard work and leadership, Africa would not be the same as it is now.

    Some of the challenges he went through changed his life. In 1962 Mandela was captured and sentenced to 5 years in prison. Conditions were terrible. In October of 1963, Mandela was charged with sabotage. This new charge come after he had already been charged, convicted, and sentenced to five year in prison for leaving the country illegally. Many people were sad about Mandela’s imprisonment, but the saddest of all was his wife Winnie.

    There are many things that impacted and influenced Nelson Mandela’s life. For example, when he was a child he had a happy childhood. One time he was a herd boy so he learned to love cattle. Because of his devotion and commitment to the black cause, he barely had time to spend with his family.

    Did you know that Mandela’s greatest pleasure, and his most private moment is when he is watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing. This kina shows what kind of man he was. During the early fifties Mandela played a very important part in leading the resistance to the Western Areas. Even though he was provoked, he has never answered racism with racism. Nelson Mandela had his problems but through all the struggling and violence he still came out on top. Mandela was elected president by the National Assembly on May 9, 1994, in Cape Town

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