Nelson Mandela

The first black President of South Africa

Life

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, Mvezo, South Africa and died on December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa.

President of South Africa

Nelson Mandela was the South African President May 10, 1994 - June 14, 1999. He was the first black man to serve as the president.

Prison Life

He spent many of his years in jail while still fighting for a democratic and free society. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, 18 of those on Robben Island, a rock quarry off the coast of Cape Town.

Sources

Encyclopædia Britannica, INC. ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA. 2015. [http://www.britannica.com/biography/Nelson-Mandela/images-videos/Nelson-Mandela/73173]. October 13, 2015.

Maverick Otis