Title: GREAT SOULS: NELSON MANDELA (1918 - 2013)
South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela is best known and respected for peacefully transitioning his nation from racial segregation and discrimination to a truly democratic state. As a young man, Mandela led a violent sabotage campaign against the white-ruled apartheid government. He was arrested and spent 27 years in prison. When he reemerged Mandela took a different approach, opening negotiations with South African President F.W. de Klerk that eventually led to the abolition of apartheid and the country's first multi-racial elections. In 1994 Mandela was elected as South Africa's first black president. Amidst fears among white citizens of bloody reprisals Mandela promoted racial reconciliation and formed a government of national unity. He also advanced the truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. Mandela gained international acclaim for his efforts and has received more than 250 honors including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Today Mandela is remembered by many as the Father of the South African nation. 30 minutes.
Media ID: 62033
Length: 30 Min.
Publisher: Vision Video
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult