Nelson Mandela As A Civil Rights Activist

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In South Africa there are more black Africans than white Africans, yet the whites believed that they have more rights than the blacks would ever have. That’s when apartheid, a racial segregation system, took control of South Africa. Overall, apartheid affected everyone but the blacks were the minority who suffered the negative aspects of apartheid as they were subject to laws that limited their rights as free people. One of the laws required all blacks to carry a Dompos (pass book) everywhere they went as a form of identification. Since blacks didn’t have any rights, the white leaders separated families and used them as slaves. However, there were many that couldn’t deal with the injustice and triggered protests in many areas. Nelson Mandela…show more content…
Nelson Mandela played a significant role as a civil rights activist by joining, organizing, and leading peaceful protests. After he joined ANC to pursue his dream of making social change around the world, the white government’s efforts to silent him were triggered by their fear of his accommodation of power due to the great amount of adherence he was receiving. Even though he was “captivated for 27 long years in prison”, he learned to remain calm, patient, and used his intelligence to “eventually ben[d] even the most brutal prison officials to his will, assumed leadership over his jailed comrades and became the master of his own prison”. Even during protests, he continued to remain calm and hopeful for all the people that he believed deserved freedom and didn’t allow the racism and negative feedback to affect him. Not only did Nelson Mandela contribute to the end of apartheid by actively organizing and protesting the injustice, he was given the Nobel Peace Prize 1993 and was accepted as the first black South African President in
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