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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Nelson Mandela What Motivated Nelson Mandela to Fight For change? Sabrina Satterwhite When Nelson Mandela was 16 years old, he was at a ceremony to become an adult, the chief said that even after the Black Africans became adults, they would still be treated poorly by the Whites. He later said that this would eventually make him want freedom for the blacks andan independent South Africa. Also, after he grew older, he noticed that he and his family were being treated unfairly more and more. What Change Did Nelson Mandela Want? His biggest want was a democratic and free society where everyone lived together with the same opportunities in life. He wanted this because he felt that what was going on at the time with the apartheid laws were not right. At the time, the government in South Africa was made up of completely whites. They made laws that separated the whites from the blacks in many different ways. For example, there were different busses, hospitals, schools and shops. All of these facilities were well under the normal circumstances of the white people. Mandela Make? After Nelson Mandela becamepresident of South Africa, heworked with F.W. de Klerkto peacefully change South Africainto a majority ruled democracy. Theyovercame the apartheid laws thatwere made by the white government.This was his biggest want for himso it was also his biggest achievement.He was also awarded with the Nobel PeacePrize in1993. What Change Did How Was Mandela Viewed by Various Groups in Society? When Nelson Mandela was put inprison, his wife Winnie and many people campaigned to free him.This means that most of thenation cared about himand strongly wanted him tobe free. The South African apartheidgovernment disliked him becauseMandela was the one who was tryingto overthrow their government. How was Mandela Influenced by Gandhi? After being in prison for 27 years, NelsonMandela called Gandhi a "political guru" and "role model." He followedGandhi's philosophy of peace and non-violence and even visited India to inviteimportant high government people to South Africa. He was awarded with the Bharat Ratna award, India's highest civilian honour (1990) and the InternationalGandhi Peace Prize in (2001).They both made peaceful speechesabout apartheid and the governmentbeing wrong. Gandhi's philosophy influencedSouth AfricanCongress of Democrats(SACOD) which would meanthat it also affected the AfricanNational Congress because the 2organisations were very close. There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.-Nelson Mandela double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Facts - 1918-2013- Full name Nelson RohlindaMandela
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