Nelson Mandela And Civil Rights

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Nelson Mandela was an African civil rights activist from South Africa. Born July 18th, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa Mandela fought for the rights of South Africans and oppressed people throughout the world. He won prizes and awards such as the Nobel peace prize in 1993, the human rights prize in 1988, the presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 and the Simon bolivar international prize in 1983. He had started charities and foundations like the Mandela rhondes foundation which helps young African scholars with foster leadership and the 46664 which focuses on defeating HIV/AIDS. Mandela made lots of changes in South Africa and around the world. By the end of 1991 a number of political parties took part in CODESA, because of none other than Mandela.