timeline on Nelson Mandela

By: Taylor Barbour Mrs. Bailey

Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918 in a small village in South Africa called Mvezo

in 1942 - Completes BA through the University of South Africa (UNISA)

in 1944- Co-founds the ANC Youth League (ANCYL); marries Evelyn Ntoko Mase – they have four children: Thembekile (1945); Makaziwe (1947 – who dies after nine months); Makgatho (1950); Makaziwe (1954)

1951- Elected President of the ANCYL

1953- Devises the M-Plan for the ANC’s future underground operations

1956- Arrested and joins 155 others on trial for Treason. All are acquitted by 29 March 1961

1961- Goes underground; Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) is formed

August 5, 1962- Arrested near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal

November 7, 1962- Sentenced to five years in prison for incitement and leaving the country without a passport

december 5, 2013- Dies 5th December 2013

Nelson Mandela spent 28 years in prison and then was elected president of south Africa in 1994.

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