Nelson Mandela (Section 4)
"No Easy Walk To Freedom" by Barry Denenberg
Who was Nelson Mandela?
Section 4 summary, Chapter 16
Informations and pictures about part 4
The newspapers in South Africa focused on the national state of emergency declared to combat black unrest.
People reenacted the sharpeville massacre to help them protest.
Nelson Mandela was sent to jail because he tried to fight against the government.
Section 4 summary, Chapters 17, 18, and 19
On March 21st, 1985 the 25th anniversary of the sharpeville massacre, police open fired on a crowd attending a funeral. 21 people were killed and 100's were wounded. The police claimed that their actions were necessary because bottled petrol bombs had been hurled at them.
Many black people went to ANC-in-exile to train to become soldiers in the army of the spear of the nation.