Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, following a 20-year anti-apartheid campaign. Watch Biography.com’s video of Mandela to find out more about his life and career.
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. In 1993,
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