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Nelson Mandella: A Man That Inspires

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In my opinion inspiration means to be influenced by someone else's actions, so that your own thoughts and actions change. Nelson Mandela is an inspiration to everyone. His fight for his own equal rights, and those of his race, is truly inspiring. He has always inspired me throughout my life. The following will discuss his life’s events, his beliefs, and why I am personally inspired by Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, July 18, 1918. Nelson was the first of his family to gain a full education, this truly showed his determination. Nelson was a good student, and had gained a full law degree by 1942, and in 1943 he joined the African National Congress. After ...view middle of the document...

In 1999, Mandela retired as president of South Africa, and after years of fighting sickness, he died December 5, 2013, aged 95.

Nelson Mandela truly demonstrated the meaning of life. Mandela stood up out of the crowd, and seeked to stop something which was truly wrong. His huge sacrifices truly showed his dedication to the issue, and the desire he had to call South Africa a true home for himself. He spent almost 27 years behind bars just because he was fighting something he believed in. Mandela dedicated his life to fighting against racial segregation throughout South Africa, also known as the apartheid regime. This regime meant that ‘black’ South African people had significantly less rights than ‘white’ South African people. Mandela knew this was wrong and after coming into contact with several ANC members, he decided to join himself, and join the fight in campaigning against the apartheid regime. Mandela always believed that everyone should be treated equally, and even though he, himself was treated horribly by ‘white’ South Africans, he never let himself hate them.

Nelson Mandela truly inspires me because he stood up for what he believed in. He rose to power, and ended something which was truly wrong. He spent 27 years of his own life in...

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