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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Nelson Mandela He want to end he wanted to end APARTHEID *Apartheid is a set of laws that the British government made to keep black people and white separate. In 1959, a law was passed that said only white peoplecould vote. That way a whitegovernment could stay in power. Nelson Mandela tried to be peaceful. When he was convicted (with many others) in 1952, it was for staying out pastcurfew. He made many speeches. One of his most famous ones is the one he made as he was sent to Robinson Island, a prison. He said, He had a teachernamed Gandhi Nelson Mandela himself called Gandhi a "teacher" and "role model" Nelson Mandela learn civil disobediencefrom Gandhi, and taught others to becivilly disobedient. The government wrote in letters he was "sly," a "agitator," (stirring up trouble) and that he "cannot be trusted." His supporters thoughthe was a hero, rallying point and someone to look up to. The outside world, after hi famous speech from prison dock, made himthe symbol of resistance against apartheid. This was seen and heard world wide. It brought attentionto South Africa. The world started to try and end apartheid by boycotting South African good, and startedbanning their sport teams. The government lost money, popularity,and allies. "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."
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