Remembering the Black Fighter Nelson Mandela on his 104th Birthday

“It is in your hands, to make a better world, for all who live in it”

The Great Nelson Mandela.

South Africa’s former president & the great leader of Black movement across the world Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July, 1918, in the village of Mvezo, which is located in Transkei, South Africa. If we see the remarkable life & work of Mandela, we’ll observe that he cherished the ideal of a free society all his lifespan. Great Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who also served as a first Black President of the South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

He was born & brought up into a royal family & his father Mr. Henry was the chief of a tribe called The Tembu. He attended the University of Fort Hare and the South African Native College & later he moved to the city of Johannesburg to study law at the University of the Witwatersrand. At the same time Mandela was growing up, there was a huge racism all over the South Africa. Black peoples were deprived from all rights and even voting. That caught young Mandela’s attention & he deeply felt that regardless from the skin color, every citizen of South Africa deserved to be treated same. So in 1944 he joined African National Congress party & later in 1961 he formed Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear the Nation), a secret military group – to gain support against the National Party’s racist laws.

In the years of 1962, while Nelson Mandela returning from Algeria trip, he was arrested & was sentenced for five years in prison. Later in 1963 South African government given him life sentenced and transferred to Victor Verster Prison near a town called Paarl. After serving 28 years in prison in 1990, the president of South Africa, FW de Klerk, met with Nelson Mandela and set him free.

In the year of 2009, the General Assembly of United Nations declared 18th July as Nelson Mandela International Day to honor Madiba.

Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to the equality, protection of human rights, gender equality, fight against poverty, the promotion of social justice & rights of children & vulnerable groups. World leaders like Nelson Mandela are born once in a century and change billions of lives for the better. His values of human dignity, compassion, forgiveness, & peace continue to inspire the world even today.

 

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