Nelson Mandela Timeline
By: Tucker Carrier
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in southern Africa. Clarkebury, Healdtown, and Fort Hare: 1936–1940, Intending to gain skills needed to become a privy councillor for the Thembu royal house, Mandela began his secondary education at Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo, a Western-style institution that was the largest school for black Africans in Thembuland. Returning to Mqhekezweni in December 1940, Mandela found that Jongintaba had arranged marriages for him and Justice; dismayed, they fled to Johannsenburg via Queenstown, arriving in April 1941. In the mid 50's he was secretly a COMMUNIST and supported Marxism. The newly elected National Assembly's first act was to formally elect Mandela as South Africa's first black chief executive. His inauguration took place in Pretoria on 10 May 1994, televised to a billion viewers globally. After suffering from a prolonged respiratory infection, Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95.