10 fun facts about Nelson Mandela

10 fun facts about Nelson Mandela

  1. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa.
  2. He was given the name “Nelson” by his teacher on his first day of school.
  3. Mandela was a lawyer and opened the first black-owned law firm in South Africa.
  4. He was a prominent anti-apartheid activist and spent 27 years in prison for his beliefs.
  5. Mandela was the first black president of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999.
  6. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his efforts to end apartheid peacefully.
  7. Mandela was a keen boxer and enjoyed playing the sport in his younger years.
  8. He was known for his love of children and dedicated much of his life to promoting education and healthcare for them.
  9. Mandela was an advocate for reconciliation and forgiveness, working to heal the wounds of apartheid.
  10. He passed away on December 5, 2013, but his legacy as a global symbol of peace and justice lives on. 🌍✌️

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