Nelson Mandela

Kaylea Haas 6th


The earliest movement Mandela was a part of, or should I say leader of, was helping ANC host a campaign against discriminatory policies in 1952. He organized protests around the country known as the Freedom Charter. Later, this campaign was ratified by the Congress of the People, which consisted of the white minority. in 1956, Mandela and 155 other activists were arrested.

Civil Disobedience

Nelson Mandela connects with the article Civil Disobedience through campaigns. the question of if "each instant losing some of it's integrity" compares to how Mandela openly speaks about how the discrimination is losing the country's integrity, especially since its towards the majority. Civil Disobedience is persuading us to see how the government is not practical, essentially Mandela is campaigning for the same reasons. The two governments are asking impractical things from civilians. In Mandela's case, they are basically wanting the majority of the population to leave or be treated unfairly contrasting to the minority, how is that practical? The author of Civil Disobedience and Mandela also share the opinion of how neither of the governments "keep the country free." In order for a country to be completely free in a sense, both majority and minorities have to be free from discrimination. Both of them feel as though the countries have failed to do so. Nelson Mandela and Henry Thoreau both express their feelings about the government and both have the same ideas regarding how the government functions.
Nelson Mandela - Mini Biography