Nelson Mandela was a social rights activist, politician, and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first Black president from 1994 to 1999.
After becoming involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, he 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.
He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism and fostering racial reconciliation.
One very important thing that he talked about is the essence of leadership. Nelson states that people are inspired to do greatness and so is everyone else by using the work of others. He only expects more of himself.
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