Nelson Mandela
Updated: 2/10/2021
Nelson Mandela

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  • NelsonMandela was born on 18 July 1918 in the village of Mvezo in Umtata in Eastern Cape province of South Africa
  • 1940 — Nelson Mandela was Expelled from University of Fort Hare, a leading institution for blacks, for role in a student strike.
  • 1952 — Mandela leads the Defiance Campaign, encouraging people to break racial separation laws.
  • June 12, 1964 — Mandela and six others were sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to notorious Robben Island to serve their sentences.
  • Oct. 15, 1993 — Mandela and De Klerk share Nobel Peace Prize.May 10, 1994 — Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa
  • On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the first President of South Africa to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, as well as the country's first black head of state, died at the age of 95 after suffering from chronic disease