Nelson Mandela a Revolutionary Hero.
Nelson Mandela, whose real name name is Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandala was born on July 18th 1918.
Mandela attended Fort Hare University as well as the University of Witwater Stand where he studied law.
He became involved in politics when he was in his twenties. At that point in time he was living in Johannesburg , and he became a founder of the youth league. The youth league was involved in anti-colonial politics..
In 1948 The Afrikaner Nationalists, or the National Party came to power and put into power the policy of Apartheid. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation. This system was enforced by the National Party. It was a way of keeping people who lived in South Africa from having any human rights. Basically, the only people who had any rights were white people.
Apartheid was an actual law! And it also enforced the National Party. This new legislation put people into four classifications. Those classifications were
The government separated each and every group of people by force. The people who were most effected by this law were the "colored people" Those who were "colored" were only given a few services. They did not need education, medical care and many other services that the government gave to the white people. The government felt that the "colored" people did not need these services. They did not need them.
After Apartheid became law, Nelson Mandela became President of what is known as the African's Defiance Campaign. Or the ADC.
Nelson Mandela was arrested many times because he was the leader of the ADC. In 1962 he was arrested and and convicted of treason. At that point he was sentenced to to life in prison.
Nelson Mandela spend 27 years in prison. 27 years for trying to help people in South Africa regain their rights as humans. 27 years, for people to have the same rights as other people!
Human rights, that had been taken away from them simply because of the color of their skin! There is so much more that can be written about Nelson Mandela politically, but this is not an extreme political hub. All of the political information can easily be found on the internet.
Nelson Mandela in Jail
Nelson Mandela was not only in one jail. He was transported to a few other jails, but he was not released until February 11, 1990. at that point in time Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison. He had spent 27 years of his life in jail. For what reason?
Because he was trying to help people in his country from being harmed by racism. All he had ever done, was try to help people with skin darker then mine, have the same rights as white people. He was sent to jail for that.
On June 17th 1991 South Africa's Parliament voted to outlaw Apartheid. And on April 29th 1994 Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa.
He changed the world forever.
Nelson Mandela changed South Africa forever. Now people in South Africa have the right to vote. They can chose who their president will be. They have the right to an education, and they have the the right to have medical care. He was to South Africa like Martin Luther King was to America.
At this point in time Nelson Mandela is very ill. No one in South Africa or in the entire world has any idea how long he will live. But, what is important, is that his legacy will not die with him. He changed South Africa, not just for a short time, not just for a decade, but for an eternity.
Racism makes no sense to me. Our bones are white, our blood is red, and our brains are grey. We are all children of God. As I wrote in another hub, racism was created by Satan, and racism is evil.
People before Nelson Mandela
People after Nelson Mandela
The Country Nelson Mandela Saved
South Africa is a large country, Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to changing what was happening in this country. Giving the rights back to the people who deserved those rights. Instead of allowing them to live lower then white people. His heroism changed this country. People changed, their entire lives changed.
Please pray for people who are still suffering from racism. Racism is evil, and so are those who follow it.
What do you know about Nelson Mandela? Please tell me. The more information you share with me, the more we will have to remember him with
Thank you for reading this small, and very short hub.