Nelson Mandela Act Of Civil Disobedience

Topics: Nelson Mandela, South Africa, African National Congress, Thabo Mbeki / Pages: 4 (784 words) / Published: Jan 6th, 2017
Greg Kutsop
January 2, 2017
English III
Mrs. Koep

Civil disobedience, as described by (www.wikipedia.org), is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. There are countless activist that stand against the “system.” Two wonderful examples of not only activist but leaders of civil disobedience are Nelson Mandela and Arik Ascherman. Nelson Mandela was born in the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, Transkei, on 18 July 1918. He was married to Evelyn Mase in 1944. They would go on to have four kids however one his daughters had died in infancy. They had a divorced in 1958. On 10 May 1994 he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected President. Mandela went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
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You will discuss and clarify your act of civil disobedience. Basically, offer a summary including who, what, where, when, and why. Mention consequences if necessary as well as eventual outcomes. All information in this paragraph must be cited! Nelson Mandela first joined politics in 1942. In the year 1944 Mandela had helped create the ANC Youth League (The African National Congress Youth League). In 1952 is when his life of rebellion begins to show signs of beginning. Nelson appointed the National Volunteer-in-Chief of the Defiance Campaign. This campaign was Mandela’s first acts of civil disobedience against six unjust laws. Mandela was not the only one charged with punishments, Mandela and 19 others were charged for a Communism for their part in the campaign. Not much later after Mandela’s nine months of hard labour and two year suspension, Mandela had been arrested in a countrywide manhunt on 5 December 1955. In the year 1955 Nelson Mandela

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