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.
From the 1940s to the 1990s, South Africa lived under the apartheid regime, which meant that people were racially segregated. Black people were not allowed to vote and were denied many of the rights given to white people. Mandela was a strong anti-apartheid activist. The apartheid government did not tolerate opposition, and his activism caused him to be imprisoned for 27 years. Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990.
“I Have a Dream” and “Glory & Hope” were two great speeches given by two of the most significant and exceptional speakers in the 20th century. These 2 men were Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela. These two speeches were delivered at times when great racial segregation and injustice had been found in the deep chasms of human society. At that time the Negros in North America and South Africa were racially divided. The Apartheid in South Africa and the lack of rights for the Negros in North America.
is famous for being the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Martin Luther King fought for the rights of African Americans. During his time, African Americans were segregated from Caucasian and were given unfair treatment due to the color of their skin. King brought light upon the unfairness of the treatment and disobeyed the law without violence. King led his people with marches, boycotts, sit ins, and gave many speeches to rally up the emotions of the activist.
He protested for the independence of south Africa. Nelson guided the people of Africa and was put in jail, but the protest didn't stop. After two decades the people help fight and finally won their freedom." Today, all of us do, by our presence here... confer glory and hope to a new liberty." Mandela after so many protest they finally won the freedom of Africa and its people.
In south africa, there was a large amount of racism that was going on. Mandela believed this was very unfair, so he fought for his rights. He was arrested because he was going against the government. To prove, “For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses.” He did nothing violent, like Malala.
Abraham Lincoln died for civil rights when slavery was abolished when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, but still African-Americans were being discriminated and segregated form the whites. True equality was not shown until The Civil Rights Act of 1965 that desegregated schools, restaurants, and other locations in America was signed gave African-Americans a chance at true freedom and equality which is what America is supposed to mean. For 100 years the battle for civil rights was fought and came true, it took a nation to be divide to go to war with each other. It also started a huge movement in America in the 1960s that revolutionized a country and changed it forever. King believed in this change and was able to lead a movement and succeed with it.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. This is an inspirational quote by the famous political leader and the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela fought against racism going on in South Africa, which is displayed in the 2009 film called “Invictus.” The film begins with Nelson Mandela being released from prison on 11 February 1990, after spending 27 years in jail. After four years, he ran for election and was elected to serve as the first black president of South Africa.
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.
Racism is one of the most common problem around the world back then and even now, people judges people based on their skin color and to stop racism the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy has a very persuasive speech about this in June 11, 1963 followed by the event at Alabama, 2 young mens was disqualified to be the student at the University of Alabama because they were born Negro and there were a lots of cases like that in America so that’s why he give a speech about this serious problem, he wanted to stop racism before it get worse. The main idea of the speech is to stop racism and to tell everyone the colored skin people should be treated normal. The elements that make this speech effective is parallelism, ethos appeals, pathos appeals. The author uses a lots of parallelism in the speech and parallelism is a literary device in which parts of the sentence are grammatically the same, or are similar in construction. For example, John F. Kennedy says, “If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public