Nelson Mandela's dedication to the opposition of apartheid in South Africa led to his imprisonment, and later, to his democratic election to the country's presidency. Learn more in this mini biography.
Nelson Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Activist and World Leader
Discover the early life of Nelson Mandela and see what prompted him to join the African National Congress to fight apartheid. Learn about his 27 years of imprisonment and his work - and legacy - as the first black president of South Africa.