Nelson Mandela (First Names)

Nelson Mandela (First Names)

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Before he was the first Black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a boy with a traditional Thembu upbringing. He went on to study law and become involved with African nationalist politics. The government had established an apartheid (a system of segregation that privileged white people), and Mandela worked to overthrow this system. He was arrested, accused of treason, and thrown in jail. When he was released, Mandela negotiated an end to the apartheid and was elected president. Though he was a controversial figure at the time, he is now seen as an iconic advocate for democracy and social justice.

Inspiring and informational, Nelson Mandela tells the story of one of the greatest politicians and revolutionaries. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index.

ISBN: 9781419756085

Published Date: September 28, 2021

Publisher: Abrams

Language: English

Page Count: 156

Size: 8.29" l x 5.62" w x 0.74" h

Age Classification: Ages 9 to 12