There was a boy named Nelson Mandela. Nelson wanted to help black people get rights even from an early age.
I am going to get us equal rights once and for all!
Unfortunately, later in his life one of the South African political parties made and Apartheid which is a law saying that black people are not equal to white people.
That should do it
We've got them now
Mandela did not agree with the law and so officials arrested him because of it.
I didn't do anything wrong, everyone should be equal!
At his trial, he gave a famous speech, then got sentenced life in prison but was released in 1990.
I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an Ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
After being released, he and the president of South Africa together ended the apartheid.
yay! We are all equal!!!!!
He then was elected president of South Africa and became the first black president of South Africa