Nelson Mandela was originally sentenced to 5 years for incitement and leaving the country without a passport. Mandela ended up serving 27 years after receiving a life sentence for sabotage.Continue Reading
Mandela spent 18 years of his imprisonment on Robben Island. During his stay, he was only allowed one visitor annually for a 30-minute visit. He also contracted tuberculosis and was treated poorly because of his political beliefs.
Mandela was released from prison in February of 1990. In 1994, Mandela was elected president of South Africa. In 1993, he was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He died on December 5, 2013.Learn more about Modern History
Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on Dec. 5, 2013. He passed away at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a tireless proponent of human and civil rights and was an active leader in the anti-apartheid movement in the 1920s.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela is best known as South Africa's first elected president as well as for winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Prior to this, he was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement and was incarcerated by the South African government for 27 years.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela, arguably one of the great leaders of the 20th century, served as president of South Africa, was a notable writer, accomplished lawyer and a civil rights activist. Mandela was born in Mveso, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. He spent his childhood in South Africa, then left to pursue an education in the United States before returning to his home country to assume the role of president in 1994.Full Answer >
As late as 2008, Nelson Mandela was considered a terrorist by the U.S. government, according to NBC News. In 1986, Mandela's political party, the African National Congress (ANC), was condemned by President Ronald Reagan for engaging in "calculated terror." South Africa's apartheid regime declared the ANC a terrorist group, as did the Reagan administration.Full Answer >