He became the president of South Africa and served as a symbol of unity. Kamehameha and Mandela were effective leaders because they were persistent, powerful, and resilient. Both great leaders, these men were the first of their kind to do something that others didn’t even attempt. Kamehameha and Mandela were effective leaders because they didn’t give up or stop. They were both born into royalty.
“ If Nelson Mandela didn’t stand up for what he believed in, South Africa might be a very different country to what it is today.” (Nelson Mandela, Megan W.) Him fighting for what he believed in, even after going to prison is inspiration to many others to fight for what they believe them. This also makes him a hero, because heroes inspire others to take action as well. He also saved people from living under the apartheid system longer, and gaining them freedom. Nelson Mandela and president de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1933 for
Mandela 's South Africa: The Fight for Equality “For to be free is not merely to cast off one 's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”, Nelson Mandela exemplified this mindset. He possessed several powerful qualities among these where his intelligence, persistence, and a strong sense of justice. These qualities were the foundation of what would become the final abolishment of apartheid. During the 1960-200’s Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela reinforced positive leadership through persistence, intelligence, and a strong sense of justice to ignite the beginning of the dismantling of apartheid. His strong sense of righteousness allowed him to greatly succeed and gather quite the following for example when Nelson Mandela was a young man he went to college and during that process he saw all the great discrimination towards black South Africans so he decided from a young to use his charisma to bring up protest to speak up against all the unfair treatment.
(Pg.734) This shows that Mandela not only wanted freedom for blacks, but he also wanted freedom for everyone. Also, he had to face society. He got in prison because he fought for the blacks. Even though he got out of prison, he still wants to free blacks. This shows his determination and dedication towards freedom.
He wanted to change the situation in his country, where whites were rich and the blacks were poor. Mandela had seen much suffering and injustice. Consequently, he thought he could change that through politics. After that, Nelson joined the African National Congress(ANC) to develop the conditions for colored people in South Africa. Because of what Mandela did, he and 155 protesters were arrested for five years, for betraying their country.
One example would be that both of them were activists that fought against racial oppression. Both of them also learned and gained a new perspective on life after their respective prison experiences. While Malcolm learned how to read and write (X 633) at about an 8th grade level with no prior education, Nelson Mandela learned that “man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” (Mandela 734). They were both militant at one point in their lives to advance the movements in which they were involved. With these similarities, people could see the parallels of who they were as people.
Born into a country where racial identity determines the fate of its citizens, Nelson Mandela spent a lifetime fighting for a country in which all its people would be equal. Advocating in Africa for the Euro-North American modernist project of emancipation in the early Sixties, Nelson Mandela provided a model of how to liberate a country from apartheid colonialism. Overcoming personal loss, repression, and three decades of incarceration, he continued his efforts and emerge as a moral and political victor when the South African apartheid collapsed in the early 1990s. It is Nelson Mandela’s lifelong dedication to the struggle to set his people free that has made him an iconic figure in world history. His political career spanning over sixty years devoted to freedom and peace has asserted him beyond a domestic hero as an embodiment of fundamental human qualities for global audiences.
Nelson Mandela left a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Nelson Mandela, The revolutionary political activist became the first president of South Africa and largely impacted the lives and politics for the South African people tackling the issues of racism, inequality, poverty, and corruption in their government. Despite many hardships including imprisonment, hard labor, and being denounced a ‘communist terrorist,’ Mandela continued his efforts to later on benefit his people. What events inspired Mandela to become a political revolutionary? Why was Mandela imprisoned and what effects did it have on the African National Congress and the resistance?
According to Mandela, “ I am no more virtuous or self-sacrificing than the next man, but I found that I could not enjoy the poor and limited freedoms I was allowed when I knew my people were not free” (Mandela 735). This quote demonstrates that Mandela has sympathy for his people and their freedom. This sympathy results in Mandela not being able to be accept his small amount of freedom due to the fact that he wanted his people to live their lives with self-respect and dignity. The people’s freedom came before his own, proving his characteristic of being selfless. This characteristic would prove helpful to UNICEF because it would mean that Mandela would do everything in his power to help the young kids who are in need of help.
A representation of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Mandela was a political miracle and a prisoner. Mandela devoted his life to politics and later became a leader of the African National Congress in 1944. Mandela chose to speak out against apartheid, injunction against dark skinned South Africans. He helped lead the ANC's 1952 campaign for the Defiance of unjust laws.