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Nelson Mandela Timeline
South Africa
1918 Rolihlahla (Nelson) Mandela born on July 18, in South Africa.
1925 School teacher calls him Nelson.
1942 Began attending African National Congress (ANC), a revolutionary group that fought apartheid (laws enforcing racial separation and oppression in South Africa).
1943 Started law school at University of the Witwatersrand.
1944 Helped found the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL). Married Evelyn Ntoko Mase (they had 4 children).
1956 Arrested for treason - later acquitted.
1958 Divorced Evelyn then married Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela (they had 2 children).
1960 The ANC is banned.
1964 Sentenced to life in prison (with other ANC friends) for his revolutionary actions.
1990 Released from prison on February 11 after 27 years behind bars. Apartheid repealed.
1993 Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (with F. W. de Klerk).
1994 Elected president of South Africa. Served until 1999 (Mandela refused a second term). Published his autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom."
1995 Truth and Reconciliation Commission formed (chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu).
1996 Divorced Winnie.
1998 Married Graça Machel (on July 18, his 80th birthday).
2010 Mandela's second book, "Conversations with Myself", is published.
2013 Died on December 5 at age 95.

Questions:
1. What was Mandela's real first name? ________________________________________________________

2. Name the South African laws establishing racial oppression. ___________________________________

3. What does ANC stand for? ______________________________________________________________

4. How many years was Mandela held in prison? _________________________________________

5. In what year was Mandela was elected President of South Africa? _____________________________


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