Nelson Mandela

By: Morgan Avent

1918

Born Rolihlahla Mandela at Mvezo in the Transkei

1918

Born Rolihlahla Mandela at Mvezo in the Transkei

1930

Entrusted to Thembu Regent Jongintaba Dalindyebo

1934

Undergoes initiation; Attends Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo

1937

Attends Healdtown, the Wesleyan College at Fort Beaufort

1939

Enrols at the University College of Fort Hare, in Alice

1940

Expelled from Universiy College of Fort Hare

1941

Escapes an arranged marriage; becomes a mine night watchman; Starts articles at the law firm Witkin, Sidelsky & Eidelman

1942

completes BA through the Unicersity of South Africa (UNISA)
Begins to attend African National Congress (ANC) meetings informally

1943

Graduates with BA from Fort Hare; Enrols for an LLB at Wits University

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)

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