nelson mandela day
Nelson Mandela Day
For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/ m æ n ˈ d ɛ l ə /, Xhosa: [xoliɬaˈɬa manˈdɛla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Nelson Mandela "We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference"
There is a great man, who born on South African soil, in a time where the colour of his skin was not worthy, where his people were taken as being less than their ‘superiors’ who were in the minority, this great man reformed South Africa, through an almost lifetime of imprisonment, torture and terror.
Nelson Mandela Timeline. 1918 - Born on 18 July 1918 in the little village of Mvezo, in Qunu in southern Transkei, into the royal family of the Tembu, a Xhosa-speaking tribe.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is the son of Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela, a chief and chief councillor to the paramount chief of the Thembu and a member of the Madiba clan.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in Mvezo, Umtata (now Mthatha), Transkei, South Africa. He had thirteen siblings by the same father, and two mothers. His parents were Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and Nosekeni Nonqaphi .
Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994, following a 20-year anti-apartheid campaign. Read more about his life and legacy, and explore videos, photos and more, at Biography.com.
See CNN's Nelson Mandela Fast Facts for a look at the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela: Nelson Mandela, black nationalist, antiapartheid activist, and the first black president of South Africa (1994–99).