Home decor and Rag doll Nelson MANDELA
NELSON MANDELA Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/mænˈdɛlə/; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997. A Xhosa, Mandela was born to the Thembu royal family in Mvezo, British South Africa. He studied law at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand before working as a lawyer in Johannesburg. There he became involved in anti-colonial and African nationalist politics, joining the ANC in 1943 and co-founding its Youth League in 1944. After the National Party's white-only government established apartheid, a system of racial segregation that privileged whites, he and the ANC committed themselves to its overthrow. Mandela was appointed President of the ANC's Transvaal branch, rising to prominence for his involvement in the 1952 Defiance Campaign and the 1955 Congress of the People. He was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and was unsuccessfully prosecuted in the 1956 Treason Trial. Influenced by Marxism, he secretly joined the banned South African Communist Party (SACP). Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the SACP he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961 and led a sabotage campaign against the government. He was arrested and imprisoned in 1962, and subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiring to overthrow the state following the Rivonia Trial. Read more on Wikipedia
NELSON MANDELA FAMOUS QUOTES
I have learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to overcome it.
I never lose. Either I win or I learn
It is difficult to explain to someone with narrow ideas that being educated does not only mean being able to read and write and have a degree, but that an illiterate person can be a much more educated voter than someone with degrees.
To be free is not only to get rid of your chains; it is to live in a way that respects and strengthens the freedom of others.
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NELSON MANDELA RAG DOLL
* The NELSON MANDELA rag doll is an home decor item and an gift ideas representing the famous hero of the anti-apartheid struggle and South Africa’s 1st black president, NELSON MANDELA.
* Nelson is sold in its own fabric bag, giving a short biography and an NELSON MANDELA quote.
* Available in two sizes : 18In ou 45In
* Packaging available in Englishor French.
* 100% micro-polyester.
* Certificated OEKO-TEXfabric.
* Certificates ISO 9001 et SO 14001 inks.