Nelson Mandela was the son of one of South Africa’s leading dignitaries,. Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembo Tribe. And it was as a young law student that he became involved in political opposition to the white minority regime. Joining the African National Congress (A N C) in 1942, he co-founded its more dynamic Youth League two years later.
The 1948 election victory of the Afrikaner-dominated National Party led to the apartheid system of racial segregation becoming law. Mandela rose to prominence in the ANC’s 1952 Defiance Campaign and the 1955 Congress of the People. Whose adoption of the Freedom Charter provided the fundamental programmer of the anti-apartheid cause. He says that, if you lead a group may lead people behind them, those who do motivate tell the people next to them with you. And say a little effort, we will be together.