By Aiden Miller
Fighting For Freedom
Nelson Mandela was born on July, 18, 1918 in Mvena, Transkei, South Africa. He had become the first African American president. In 1914, Mandela was inaugurated as South Americas first president. In 2009, Mandela's birthday (that is July 18 as you know) was declared Mandela day to promote globel peace and celebrate the south Africans leader's legacy. Mandela died at his home Johannesburg on December 5, 2013 when he was 95 years old. He spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. After he left prison, he worked to achieved human rights and a better future for everyone in south Africa! personally, I think Nelson Mandela was a great hero!