Nelson Mandela was the first black president for South Africa. By the time Nelson Mandela was in college, he was a tall, good-humored young man. His laugh came easily, and he was highly intelligent. He was also an excellent athlete. During his second year of college, he participated in a student strike to protest the poor conditions at school. When he refused to apologize to the school authorities, he was expelled. This was Nelson’s first real experience of standing up against authority.
After being expelled from school, Nelson made his way to Johannesburg the “City of Gold” everything was wonderful because it was a wealthy city, but the nice parks, theaters, and schools were only for the use of the white residents, so like all other Johannesburg black people. He was forced to live in a township on the outskirts of the city. The city he lived in wasn’t the best neighborhood. Almost nobody had electricity, indoor toilets, or even garbage collection. Nelson was determined to return to college and become a lawyer, so that he could try and change his society for the better.
He also married young woman named Evelyn. Then he had three children. Mandela’s hatred for life under a racist government grew rapidly, so he joined the African National Congress (ANC), a political party formed by blacks to fight for equal rights and protest apartheid. He was told to stay away from meetings of more than three people. He was also not allowed to leave Johannes city