Nelson Mandela is an iconic leader and an inspiration to billions around the world.
He was instrumental in the struggle to end the Apartheid system in South Africa, and his legacy will continue to influence freedom fighters and peace makers for many years to come.
Mandela was born in 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. He studied law at the University of Fort Hare and the University of the Witwatersrand, eventually becoming one of the foremost lawyers in South Africa.
During the 1950s, he became increasingly involved in the struggle against the Apartheid government, forming the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961, which he led for close to thirty years.
In 1964 Mandela was sentenced to life in prison, but fortunately released in 1990, following an international campaign for his release.
Once released, Mandela was able to continue his work, and the South African government was eventually dismantled in 1994.
In 2002 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela’s work as a freedom fighter and statesman has been recognized all around the world, and he is a symbol of hope and progress for many.
His life and legacy serves as an example to others to pursue justice and fight for what is right.
He has gone down in history as a man of courage who was determined to fight for what he believed in, and he serves as an inspiration to many through his fight for justice and equality.