Nelson Mandela

Courtney Coley 12/11/13

1918

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in South Africa.

1925

In 1925 Mandela attended a primary school for his education and this is where he receives the name "Nelson" from a teacher.

1934

Nelson Mandela became enrolled in the Clarkebury Boarding Institute.

1937

Nelson attended the Wesleyan College at Fort Beaufort.

1940

He was expelled from the college in 1940.

1941

Escapes an arranged marriage and becomes a mine night watchman.

1942

Nelson completes his BA through the University of South Africa. Began to include himself in the ANC (African National Congres).

1944

Graduates with a BA from Fort Hare and then enrolled for an LLB at Wits University.

1945

Co-founded the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) He married Evelyn Ntoko Mase

1948

Mandela was elected national secretary of the ANCYL

1951

Mandela becomes president of South Africa

1952

Defiance Campaign begins.

He was arrested and charged for violating the Suppression of Communism Act.

Elected Transvaal ANC President.

South Africa's first black law firm with Oliver Tambo was opened.

1960

March 21, 1960- the Sharpeville Massacre occurred.

March 30th, 1960

A State of Emergency imposed.

April 8th, 1960

The ANC is banned.

May 27th, 1963

Mandela was sent to Robben Island and returned June 12th to Pretoria Local Prison.

1964-2013

Nelson continued to inspire, travel, and meet people. He fought for the freedom and rights of the South Africans.

July 18, 2013

Nelson spent his 95th birthday in the hospital.

December 5th, 2013

Nelson Mandela died from sickness.

Although Mandela has passed he will never fade from our memories, careers, inspirations, and thoughts.

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