Julius Kambarage Nyerere
"In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a man's skin the criteria for granting him civil rights."
(1922 – 1999)
Teacher by choice, a politician by accident, his intelligence and enthusiasm were quickly recognized by his teachers at a young age and they knew that he was destined to be a great leader. As the father of the Nation, Julius Nyerere served as the first president of Tanzania and is one of Africa’s most respected figures.
Julius Kambarage Nyerere was born on April 13, 1922 in Butiama on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria in North West Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania) and is the son of Nyerere Burrito the chief of ...view middle of the document...
He decided to quit teaching and began to travel throughout the country to gain support for the fight towards independence.
In 1958, he became a Member of the Legislative council, a group of people who have the power to make and change the law.
In 1961, Tanganyika gained Independence and Julius Nyerere became the first prime minister. Independence was achieved without war or fighting because of his political skill, passion and enthusiasm to work with different groups to fight for what they all believe in.
In 1964, Julius Nyerere and the leaders of Zanzibar agreed to merge their countries together to form one nation which is now known as Tanzania.
Julius Nyerere made a huge impact on his country being the first president and all. He had many duties to fulfill because this new country was one of the poorest in the world. He united over 120 ethnic groups by choosing Swahili as the countries official language. He wanted to create a society where everyone had equal rights and equal opportunities. He wanted his people...