Nelson Mandela

In Prison


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela was educated at University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942. His father was Chief Henry Mandela from tribe Tembu. He was put in prison for 27 years because of his beliefs against anti aparthied.


What was he fighting for? Nelson Mandela played a huge role of fighting against Apartheid in South Africa. Mandela fought for the civic rights and equality for blacks and also wanted to break the system of segregating the nation according to race.

What was his beliefs? Nelson Mandela's beliefs were afican rights.

Why was he fighting for it? He fought against racism because it encouraged racial superiority between one racial group over another. An act like this would result in one race group being denied their human rights. Mandela then dedicated his entire being along side his comrades to fight against such a Shocking system which sought to prey on the masses of our people, who it had made powerless.Racism is a problem which is not restricted to a particular country or area.


What methods did he use? For 20 years nelson mandela lead a campaign of peaceful, non-violent protest against racisum in south africa.

What worked and what didnt? Even though he was in prison he didnt give up on his beliefs and he was a hero to the anti-apartheid movement and they carried on the protest against anti- aprtheid.


My opinion. In my opinion hes methods worked because it was a peaceful protest.

What would I have changed? I would have changed nothing because what he did worked.