By RYEN OLIVIA BABBS, age 8

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons
PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

 

  1. I was born on July 18,1918.
  2. I helped form the African National Congress Youth League in 1944.
  3. I was put in prison for 27 years for fighting the apartheid regime, a system of racial segregation imposed by law.
  4. In February of 1990, when I was 71 years old, I was released from prison.
  5. At 75 years old, I was the first South African black man to be elected president.
  6. I won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

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ANSWER: Nelson Mandela