Nelson Mandela Essay’s greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watching
the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village near Umtata in the Transkei
on the 18 July 1918Mr Mandela was born in 1918 into the Madiba tribal clan
– part of the Thembu people – in a small village in the eastern Cape of
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time:
an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial
oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency
of his country
twenty-seven years in prison
In 1993 Mandela and the president who released him, F.W. de Klerk, shared
the Nobel Peace Prize
Mandela was elected the country’s president in 1994
He joined the African National Congress in 1943, first as an activist, then
as the founder and president of the ANC Youth League.
He married his first wife, Evelyn Mase, in 1944.
They were divorced in 1957
after having three children.
1918 – Born in the Eastern Cape
1956 – Charged with high treason, but charges dropped
1964 – Charged again, sentenced to life
1990 – Freed from prison
1993 – Wins Nobel Peace Prize
1994 – Elected first black president
1999 – Steps down as leader
In the winter of 1964 he was sentenced to life in prison. .