Nelson Mandela in the 1950s
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Nelson Mandela: Joins the ANC in 1944

Nelson Mandela was one of the world's most revered statesmen, who led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy.

He was the son of a tribal chief and qualified as a lawyer. He joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1944.

  • 06 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa