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Life and Accomplishments
Involvement in the Anti-Apartheid Movement
Mandela became the leader of the Umkhonto we Sizwe, or to some the MK. Madela went to Etheopia illegally in 1962 so that he could go to a conference of African nationalist leaders. Later on he went to Algeria to study guerrilla warfare. When Mandela returned home on August 5th, 1962 he was arrested and sentenced to five years in jail. The next year after the government had raided the MK headquarter, Mandela was charged with sabotage, treason, and violent conspiracy, which resulted in a lifetime jail sentence. Years later on February 11, 1990, Mandela was release from prison due to new legislation. Mandela then lead conversations with the National Party to end apartheid laws and systems. In 1994, the people of South Africa voted for Mandela to be president, which resulted in the end of Apartheid.
Nelson Mandela's 1998 Speech at Harvard
Biography.com Editor (no date) The Biography.com website. Available at: http://www.biography.com/people/nelson-mandela-9397017 (Accessed: 16 November 2015).
DigPhilosophy (2013) Nelson Mandela speech, Harvard 1998. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zh8otC-c3s (Accessed: 16 November 2015).