Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela was born the son of a tribal chief in South Africa, and grew up to become a powerful civil rights leader and humanitarian.

He fought against apartheid in South Africa, a system where non-white citizens were segregated from whites and did not have equal rights. He served a large portion of his life in prison for his protest and opposition, but became a symbol for his people.

Later on he would become the first black president of South Africa, and continued his work in humanitarianism and philanthropy until his death in 2013.

We hope you enjoy learning about him!


Click here to read more in-depth about him.


Here’s a timeline of his life.

Here’s an audio history of Nelson Mandela’s struggle against apartheid.

Here’s a video/picture slideshow of events in his life.

Here’s a lesson plan.

Here’s a lesson plan from PBS for grades 6-12.

Here’s an audio podcast from NPR.

Here’s an article from the History channel.

Here’s a ton of quotes from Nelson Mandela.

Click here to listen to one of his most famous speeches.

Here’s an audio/video archive.

Here’s a large archive of lesson plans and learning resources.



Here’s a short biography video.



This video gives us Nelson Mandela’s life story.



Over the course of his life, Nelson Mandela had 3 wives. This video gives us a look at his love life.



Here’s a full length documentary on Nelson Mandela.



Here’s footage of his very first televised interview in 1961.




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