Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1956 for treason, in 1962 for leaving the country without a passport and in 1964, Mandela was charged with sabotage while incarcerated at Pretoria Local Prison. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 1962 and then sentenced to life in 1964.Know More
Mandela served 26 years before being released by South African President F.W. de Klerk in February of 1990. President de Klerk and Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for anti-apartheid activism in 1993.
In May of 1994, Mandela was sworn into office as President of South Africa after winning the country's first elections by universal suffrage. He served one term with de Klerk serving as his first deputy.Learn more about Modern History
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. In South Africa, he is often called "Madiba," which was the name of the clan he was born into.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela is best known as South Africa's first elected president as well as for winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Prior to this, he was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement and was incarcerated by the South African government for 27 years.Full Answer >
The Guardian reports that Nelson Mandela was 6 feet 4 inches tall. For the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" Idris Elba was chosen to portray Mandela partly because of his tall stature.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela's height was 1.84 meters, or just over 6 feet. Nelson Mandela was a revolutionary leader through the segregation in South Africa and battled social injustice for the majority of his life.Full Answer >