Marco Polo= Blake Esder/ Mandela (Who is Nelson Mandela? (First Black…
Marco Polo= Blake Esder/ Mandela
Who is Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Mandela born July 18 1918, death December 5 2013
Mvezo, South Africa birth place
First Black president of South Africa
Helped stop the apartheid rule back then in South Africa
Won the Nobel peace award
Nelson Mandela was the son of Chief Henry Mandela
Nelson renounced his claim to the chieftainship to become a lawyer because normally his father was the chief of Madiba and he was supposed to take his spot
He attended South African Native College (later the University of Fort Hare)
In 1944 he joined the African National Congress
Mandela established South Africa’s first black law practice, specializing in cases resulting from the post-1948 apartheid legislation.
Mandela played an important role in launching a campaign of defiance against South Africa’s pass laws, which required nonwhites to carry documents.
He traveled throughout the country as part of the campaign, trying to build support for the fight against the racist rules Africa had
Because of this he became a big target to the authorities and which led to him being arrested in 1956
He was acquitted in 1961
Mandela abandoned his nonviolent stance and began advocating acts of sabotage against the South African regime.
In 1962 he went to Algeria for training in guerrilla warfare and sabotage for planning to sabotage the government
On June 12, 1964, he was sentenced to life imprisonment
African government periodically made conditional offers of freedom to Mandela, most notably in 1976
On February 11, 1990, the South African government under President de Klerk released Mandela from prison.
he became president of the party in July 1991
he introduced housing, education, and economic development initiatives designed to improve the living standards of the country’s black population
After Nelson Mandela retired he made the the Nelson Mandela Foundation, where he spread wisdom and helped keep peace.
I Am Prepared to Die book and No Easy Walk to Freedom (1965; updated ed. 2002), The Struggle Is My Life (1978; rev. ed. 1990), and In His Own Words (2003). The autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, were the books he wrote
What has he achieved?
He gave the people of South Africa equality. He fought for human rights.
The top priority of Nelson Mandela during his presidency was having a good relation with other countries. He worked to reassure South Africa’s white population that they were represented in the government and would not be discriminated against
He also introduced numerous social and economic programs designed to improve the living standards of South Africa’s black population
Nelson Mandela tried improving relation between blacks and whites
Nelson Mandela remained a devoted champion for peace and social justice in his own country and around the world
How is he like Marco Polo?
He travelled all of Africa to get support to stop the apartheid rule
Nelson Mandela had travelled all over Africa to get help for his protest against the apartheid rule and when he became president of south Africa he would go to a lot of countries to improve the relation of South Africa
He introduced people to economic programs which improved South African people living standard.
Nelsons able to create special programs for human rights whee he ease the suffering of human being and then by using the money he was able to improve South Africas agriculture and economy.
Nelson Mandela like Marco had experienced weird unusual things
Nelson Mandela had been in prison for twenty seven years for trying to stop the apartheid rule. He had many different stories where he had white people even thouhgh back then it would of been fround upon. For example he had once helped a women start her car in the 1950s, He always wanted to let people have the best he would not want the best things for himself.
Nelson Mandela had inspired multiple people
Nelson Mandela inspired many people around the world to devote their lives to political activism and human rights. In the United States, just as John Kennedy and Martin Luther King. HE has inspired Obama, Oprah and many more. Nelson Mandela has inspired people because how brave he was. They saw a person who did not quit if he had been tossed into prison it hadn't stopped Nelson Mandela on changing the way the world looks at human rights.
Their fathers were both successful men
Marco Polos father was a very wealthy venetian merchant who passed his business to his son and Nelson Mandelas father was the chief of a tribe caleled Madiba where is father was very succesful and wanted Nelson to take the job
Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Nelson Mandela.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 13 Apr. 2018, www.britannica.com/biography/Nelson-Mandela.
Mandela is a modern day Marco Polo because he made people aware of Racism unfairness of really and equality