Nelson Mandela is famous because he was able to peacefully guide South Africa to freedom moving from an apartheid system of government to a multi-racial community.
Nelson Mandela was born 18th July, 1918. He was named Nelson by his teacher.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 25 years for fighting against the government. He was released in 1990. In 1994 he was elected President of South Africa and continued until 2004. After his time in politics Mandela continued to work to fight HIV in Africa and against poverty.
During his life Mandela experienced great sadness with the death of his son to HIV and his great grand daughter who died in a car crash.
Mandela won the noble Peace Prize.Today Nelson Mandela is considered by many as the father of democratic South Africa.
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