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1 Celebrating Black History Month Promote knowledge of black history Promote knowledge of black history To enlighten people about the contributions made by black people To enlighten people about the contributions made by black people

2 Who is Nelson Mandela ?

3 Mr Mandela was born in 1918 into the Madiba tribal clan - part of the Thembu people - in a small village in the eastern Cape of South Africa.

4 Early life Born Rolihlahla Dalibhunga, Mr Mandela was given his English name, Nelson, by a teacher at his school. Born Rolihlahla Dalibhunga, Mr Mandela was given his English name, Nelson, by a teacher at his school. He spent his boy hood looking after cattle He spent his boy hood looking after cattle

5 City man After completing university he joined a law firm in Johannesburg where he worked as a lawyer After completing university he joined a law firm in Johannesburg where he worked as a lawyer

6 Apartheid Mandela was exposed to the evil system of apartheid which discriminated against black people. He pledged to fight against this and joined the ANC Mandela was exposed to the evil system of apartheid which discriminated against black people. He pledged to fight against this and joined the ANC

7 The African National congress The ANC was trying to use non violent methods to get the South African government to change its policies. The ANC was trying to use non violent methods to get the South African government to change its policies.

8 Rivonia Trial 1964 Mandela was sent to prison for the rest of his life. He was sent to Robben Island Mandela was sent to prison for the rest of his life. He was sent to Robben Island

9 Robben Island

10 18 Long Years On Robben Island Mandela was treated very badly. But he used this opportunity to educate himself further and turned the prison into a university On Robben Island Mandela was treated very badly. But he used this opportunity to educate himself further and turned the prison into a university

11 Freedom February 1990, FW de Klerk announced that Nelson Mandela would be released. He had been in prison for 27 years February 1990, FW de Klerk announced that Nelson Mandela would be released. He had been in prison for 27 years

12 President of South Africa In 1994 he became the first Black president of South Africa In 1994 he became the first Black president of South Africa

13 The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa" "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa"

14 Born in the Eastern Cape Charged with high treason, but charges dropped Charged again, sentenced to life Freed from prison Wins Nobel Peace Prize Elected first black president Steps down as leader


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