He, as well, left a great impact and legacy. Mandela became the first black president of South Africa, he fought for humans’ rights and equality, and fought for apartheid in a peaceful manner. He gave up two years of his life to stay in prison to end apartheid. He won many awards and still continues to be a great role model even though he has
Lastly, Mandela was a strong dreamer that he could see himself as president of a single nation, not two challenger races but wants to use his leadership skill to make South Africa a successful and unified nation. When you’re down, you have to get yourself up. Mandela believes that even though South Africa is a wounded society, it can pull itself up and unify. As a leader, Mandela did his job to show the citizens of South Africa how and why to do that. Mandela in the movie of Invictus shows that we can identify leaders by the traits they display and as the leadership by example is the foundation of leadership and young
They were both born into royalty. Mandela was imprisoned in 1964 and wasn’t released until 1990. He became a worldwide symbol during this time, then became the first black president of South Africa. Kamehameha was the first Hawaiian to unite all the Hawaiian islands. After the unification of the islands, he worked hard to trade and keep his kingdom under control.
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.
(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.
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.
INVICTUS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Invictus opens with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990 amid growing domestic and international pressure, and with fears of a racial civil war. After being held for nearly 26 years on Robben Island for planning acts of sabotage against the South African state, Mandela's release also marks what soon becomes the end of apartheid in South Africa. A new election is held, which Mandela handily wins. The effects of Mandela's victory give rise to jubilation for much of the black population of South Africa, while the white Afrikaners and Zulu begin to feel that they're losing the country. Mandela's head of security Jason Tshabalala (Tony Kgoroge) makes a request of Mandela concerning the team.
They had four children together: Madiba Thembekile, Makgatho, Makaziwe, and Maki. The couple divorced in 1957. (“Nelson”) In 1958, Mandela wed Winnie Madikizela, a controversial woman. They had two daughters together, Zenani and Zindziswa; eventually they split in 1996. Finally, Mandela wed Grace Machel, the woman he remained with until his death.
In 1944 he became a leader in the African National Congress (ANC), a political party that opposed apartheid, South Africans policy of a racial segregation. After a massacre of unarmed Africans in 1960, Mandela dropped hid nonviolent reform method in favor of supporting acts of sabotage against the government. "Never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another... The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. Let freedom reign.
Because of what Mandela did, he and 155 protesters were arrested for five years, for betraying their country. Nelson earned respect by many people and inspired them. He never stopped fighting for his rights. He was arrested for along time, 27 years in jail. However, he became South Africa’s most powerful leader in his time.