Nelson Mandela: A Life Inspired by Gillian KendallNelson Mandela’s legacy is known worldwide, and his life has been widely documented. His memory is preserved in statues, paintings, feature films, history books, and biographies. Yet to many Americans, Mandela may be somewhat unknown.
Many people around the world consider Mandela one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. He received hundreds of honors during his lifetime—among them the Nobel Peace Prize—for his work in helping free the peoples of South Africa from the oppression of apartheid.
He earned the respect and love of people from all walks of life.
How Nelson Mandela Fought for Equality and Freedom
10 Things You Might Not Know About Nelson Mandela
The activist and politician, who died on Dec. Share Flipboard Email. Government U. Foreign Policy U. Liberal Politics U.
In his family , Nelson Mandela was the first to receive formal education.
just me and you and you and me
7 Facts About Nelson Mandela
Jump to navigation. The world is not unaware of the South African activist's life long struggle to fight against apartheid. Nelson Mandela's birth name is Rolihlahla, during his primary education in a local missionary school he was given the name 'Nelson' by his teacher under the practice of giving African students English names. Born on July 18, , Mandela belonged to the South African village of Mvezo where his family was a part of the Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe. He worked for the white minority in South Africa He strongly condemned blacks retaliating against the white minority and formed a multiracial "Government of National Unity". In January , he went to abroad illegally to attend a conference of African nationalist leaders in Ethiopia, visited the exiled Oliver Tambo in London and underwent guerrilla training in Algeria.