Mandela, a Nobel laureate, was the first elected black president of
Africa. He ended the rigid racial segregation of white and black, known
apartheid. Dr. Mandela worked towards achieving a respectable place for
and established democracy and civil rights in South Africa.
Mandela was born in
1918. His father was
the chief of the Thembu tribe. Mandela was a confident boy from his
He had a firsthand experience of atrocities of white people against the
He was filled with anguish over the injustice meted out by the white
thought of liberating the black people from this pitiable condition.
where he met a
revolutionary named Walter Sisulu. They decided to work collectively to
the apartheid culture from South Africa. Mandela himself had
choked regime of racial discrimination. He was hell-bent against this
practice. He struggled against apartheid to end this suffocating
mission was to know more and more about law and human culture. He
studying law and getting in-depth knowledge of civil rights.
Mandela, in association
with Sisulu and Oliver
Jambo, started an agitation against the white rule with patience and
determination. Mandela married Winnie, his comrade-in-arms in the
1958, after divorcing his first wife, a nurse. He got the support of
leaders like Julius Nyrere and Kenneth Kaunda.