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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

10 minutes
Learn about the personal hardships and triumphs of the first black president of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela was more than a political prisoner and beloved president. He was also a conflicted activist, a barrier-breaking lawyer, and a grieving father. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn how a boy born into an illiterate village grew up to be a galvanizing leader and national hero. You’ll also explore South African history through the lense of Mandela’s life, including the hardships and eventual deconstruction of apartheid.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are interested in the complex political history of South Africa
  • Want to know more about the life of Nelson Mandela
  • Are curious about South African apartheid and how it came to an end
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