Compare And Contrast Nelson Mandela And Barack Obama

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Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, and Barack Obama: Upholders and Defenders of Civil Rights

Three people by the names of Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, and Barack Obama have worked hard to defend a minority and improve the lives of others. By doing this, they have made a lasting difference on the group of people whose rights they were defending. These inspirational people put others before themselves, and made people’s lives better.
Nelson Mandela, who resides in South Africa, worked tirelessly to defend the rights of the black people in South Africa. He made it his life mission to end the terrible system of oppression the whites were using, known as apartheid. To do this, he joined the African National Congress and led the fight against apartheid. He did this because he had his freedom taken away from him when he was young and didn’t want the same to happen to others. Mandela states, “It was only when I began to learn that my boyhood freedom was an illusion, when I discovered as a young man that my freedom had already been taken from me, that
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He knew from being a migrant farm worker himself, the challenges that that job entailed, which was a primary motivation for his actions. Along the road, he faced many challenges, including his family losing their farm when he was only eleven years old and being forced to become migrant farm workers. The speaker says about Chavez, “At age 11, his family lost their farm during the Great Depression and became migrant farm workers. Throughout his youth and into adulthood, Cesar traveled the migrant streams throughout California”. To overcome these challenges, he worked through his job as a migrant farm worker and when he was older, he began to try and help others that were in the same predicament as he was. He made a massive, lasting impact on the rights of farmers and made it the goal of his life to make as many people’s lives better as