- Became the leader of the African National Congress
- Was arrested in 1964 and put in prison for life
- Was let out in 1990
- Won a nobel peace prize in 1993
- Elected as President of South Africa (first black ever) in 1994 (F.W. de Klerk his jailer was his deputy president)
Nelson Mandela was the leader of the African National Congress. In 1964, he was arrested and sent to life in prison. He was seen as the face for the revolution and the resistance. In 1990, he was released from prison. In 1993, he won a nobel peace prize. A year later, in 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected as the President of South Africa. He was the first ever black president.
Question: What made Nelson Mandela such a hero if he was behind bars?