Nelson Mandela

By Jed Foster and Dougy Kasay


Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. He was married to three different people and had six kids. He was 95 years old when he passed away. He had three wives. His final wife was Graça Machel before he died. He lived in Mvezo, South Africa for his childhood. Mandela’s interests include boxing, reading and writing books, and gardening. He went to 4 colleges and went to college five colleges. He went to University of South Africa twice, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, University of London International Programmes, and the University of London. Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942, He was also a guard and a clerk. He was the first black president of South America. He Co-founded the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in 1944, Married Evelyn Ntoko Mase in the same year, He was Elected national secretary of the ANCYL in 1948, 3 years later, he was elected president of the ANCYL. He became the first black president of South America on May 10, 1994. His Presidential term ended June 14, 1999.
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Reflection Summary

We chose Nelson Mandela as our hero. We chose him because he was a very important leader of South Africa. Nelson was born on July 18, 1918. He had six kids. Nelson had three wives. Nelson was president of South Africa. He was arrested for standing up for his rights. Nelson was president of the African National Congress (ANC). He died in 2013. Nelson Mandela was an amazing hero.

Journal Entry #1

Today was an awful day. I got arrested for fighting for my rights. I feel so paranoid about all of this. I was just trying to stand up for the black South Africans. Well I'm going to be here for 27 more years.

Journal Entry #2

I got out of that surreal jail. They have elected me to be the first black South African president. It felt like it was mythological, I never thought this would happen. All my hard work has paid of. I stood up for myself and the black South African race.

Journal Entry #3

I was demoted from being president. I had a vivid memory of jail now its all gone. Its just a pang. I''m in the hospital now and I'm near death. Life was a great run.