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Nelson Mandela was one of the most and respected people in the world. For reasons he was and remains a huge hero. He was a person from whom we can all learn many lessons. He experienced many things in his nine , from being to becoming president of the country he loved. After retiring, he continued to travel the world, helping people and awareness of global issues.

Nelson was born in 1918 into a South Africa that was along black and white racial lines. He said he had a childhood and was a runner and boxer. He learnt more of the terrible apartheid when he studied to become a lawyer. This led to his campaigning for rights and his involvement in the African National Congress (ANC), which he later became the leader of.

The South African government did its to keep Mandela from spreading his message of equality for blacks and racial . It put him in prison for 27 years. He became famous around the world as an of the struggle for freedom in South Africa. Rock stars, actors, politicians and people campaigned to free him and end apartheid. He was released from prison in 1990 and the world .

Nelson Mandela's call for racial reconciliation won him the of millions. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1993, and over 250 more . A year later, he became his country’s first black president and served in until 1999. In his retirement, he continued to campaign for many global causes until old age slowed him down. He died on the 5th of December, 2013, aged 95.




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