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Why Nelson Mandela is my hero.

Uploaded by bazza228 on May 26, 2014

Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 on July the 18th his father died when he was 12 which was in 1930. Nelson got his name from his teacher named Miss Mdingane.

Time spent in prison:
Nelson Mandela was arrested in a countrywide police swoop on 5 December 1955, which led to the 1956 Treason Trial. Men and women of all races found themselves in the dock in the marathon trial that only ended when the last 28 accused, including Mr. Mandela were acquitted on 29 March 1961.

How did Nelson Mandela change South Africa you may ask well this is how? In 1994 Nelson was South Africa’s first president this was a triumph for democracy and also a triumph for equality he made Africa a better place by installing fairer rules for the citizens of Africa.

Why is he my hero?
Mandela is my hero because is a man of great personal honor, strength, and integrity, but he was always fighting for something greater than himself, and that was the freedom of an entire nation. It is painful to imagine that this man, who radiates so much love, who exposed so many truths, could have spent so much of his life in prison.
Mandela is my hero because he triumphed over injustice, and not in a small way. Almost unimaginable just a few years before, Nelson Mandela became the first democratically-elected president of South Africa in 1994 and served in that position for five years.
But Nelson never gave up he kept fighting for his country he didn’t want to get beaten by this unjust system of government. He became a warrior in the battle to free South Africa Starting out as a leader of an underground political movement called the ANC.
But his career in leading the ANC was cut short when he got sentenced to life prison.

Thanks to the self sacrifice of Nelson now all Africans have a better life it doesn’t matter what color they are they all have equal rights they get payed the same if they have an identical job as another citizen there is no unfair pay anymore (that we know of) He didn’t care if he would end up in prison all he waned is so that his country could have a better life, And I’m pretty sure the whole entire world could use nelson as a role model. He has taught me to Stand up for myself don’t...

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Uploaded by:   bazza228

Date:   05/26/2014

Category:   Law

Length:   2 pages (470 words)

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