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His negotiations in the early 1. South African Pres. Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1. Early life and work. Nelson Mandela was the son of Chief Henry Mandela of the Madiba clan of the Xhosa- speaking Tembu people. After his father’s death, young Nelson was raised by Jongintaba, the regent of the Tembu. Nelson renounced his claim to the chieftainship to become a lawyer.
He attended South African Native College (later the University of Fort Hare) and studied law at the University of the Witwatersrand; he later passed the qualification exam to become a lawyer. In 1. 94. 4 he joined the African National Congress (ANC), a black- liberation group, and became a leader of its Youth League. That same year he met and married Evelyn Ntoko Mase. Mandela subsequently held other ANC leadership positions, through which he helped revitalize the organization and oppose the apartheid policies of the ruling National Party. In 1. 95. 2 in Johannesburg, with fellow ANC leader Oliver Tambo, Mandela established South Africa’s first black law practice, specializing in cases resulting from the post- 1. Also that year, Mandela played an important role in launching a campaign of defiance against South Africa’s pass laws, which required nonwhites to carry documents (known as passes, pass books, or reference books) authorizing their presence in areas that the government deemed “restricted” (i.
He traveled throughout the country as part of the campaign, trying to build support for nonviolent means of protest against the discriminatory laws. In 1. 95. 5 he was involved in drafting the Freedom Charter, a document calling for nonracial social democracy in South Africa. Mandela’s antiapartheid activism made him a frequent target of the authorities. Starting in 1. 95. In December 1. 95.
Mandela went on trial that same year and eventually was acquitted in 1. During the extended court proceedings, he divorced his first wife and married Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela (Winnie Madikizela- Mandela). Underground activity and the Rivonia Trial. After the massacre of unarmed black South Africans by police forces at Sharpeville in 1. ANC, Mandela abandoned his nonviolent stance and began advocating acts of sabotage against the South African regime.
He went underground (during which time he became known as the Black Pimpernel for his ability to evade capture) and was one of the founders of Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”), the military wing of the ANC. In 1. 96. 2 he went to Algeria for training in guerrilla warfare and sabotage, returning to South Africa later that year. On August 5, shortly after his return, Mandela was arrested at a road block in Natal; he was subsequently sentenced to five years in prison. In October 1. 96. Mandela and several other men were tried for sabotage, treason, and violent conspiracy in the infamous Rivonia Trial, named after a fashionable suburb of Johannesburg where raiding police had discovered quantities of arms and equipment at the headquarters of the underground Umkhonto we Sizwe.
Mandela’s speech from the dock, in which he admitted the truth of some of the charges made against him, was a classic defense of liberty and defiance of tyranny. He was subsequently kept at the maximum- security Pollsmoor Prison until 1. Victor Verster Prison near Paarl. The South African government periodically made conditional offers of freedom to Mandela, most notably in 1. Transkei. Bantustan and agree to reside there. An offer made in 1.
Mandela refused both offers, the second on the premise that only free men were able to engage in such negotiations and, as a prisoner, he was not a free man. Britannica Lists & Quizzes. Throughout his incarceration, Mandela retained wide support among South Africa’s black population, and his imprisonment became a cause c.
As South Africa’s political situation deteriorated after 1. Pres. Botha’s government in exploratory negotiations; he met with Botha’s successor, de Klerk, in December 1. On February 1. 1, 1. South African government under President de Klerk released Mandela from prison. Shortly after his release, Mandela was chosen deputy president of the ANC; he became president of the party in July 1.
Mandela led the ANC in negotiations with de Klerk to end apartheid and bring about a peaceful transition to nonracial democracy in South Africa. Presidency and retirement. In April 1. 99. 4 the Mandela- led ANC won South Africa’s first elections by universal suffrage, and on May 1. Mandela was sworn in as president of the country’s first multiethnic government.
He established in 1. Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which investigated human rights violations under apartheid, and he introduced housing, education, and economic development initiatives designed to improve the living standards of the country’s black population. In 1. 99. 6 he oversaw the enactment of a new democratic constitution. Mandela resigned his post with the ANC in December 1. Thabo Mbeki. Mandela and Madikizela- Mandela had divorced in 1. Mandela married Graca Machel, the widow of Samora Machel, the former Mozambican president and leader of Frelimo. Mandela did not seek a second term as South African president and was succeeded by Mbeki in 1.
After leaving office Mandela retired from active politics but maintained a strong international presence as an advocate of peace, reconciliation, and social justice, often through the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, established in 1. He was a founding member of the Elders, a group of international leaders established in 2. In 2. 00. 8 Mandela was feted with several celebrations in South Africa, Great Britain, and other countries in honour of his 9. Mandela Day, observed on Mandela’s birthday, was created to honour his legacy by promoting community service around the world. It was first observed on July 1.
Nelson Mandela Foundation and the 4. HIV/AIDS global awareness and prevention campaign); later that year the United Nations declared that the day would be observed annually as Nelson Mandela International Day. Mandela’s writings and speeches were collected in I Am Prepared to Die (1. No Easy Walk to Freedom (1. The Struggle Is My Life (1. In His Own Words (2.
His autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was published in 1.
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