Why is Nelson Mandela considered so important in the Apartheid Movement?
Answer the following in a minimum of 200 words Incorporate at least two listed sources and citations using proper APA format.
How did colonialism in Africa lead to apartheid and how was Nelson Mandela able to lead the battle to end segregation and discrimination? What was life like under the Apartheid system? How was the dismantling of the Apartheid system achieved? Why is Nelson Mandela considered so important in the Apartheid Movement?
Colonialism in Africa occurred between the period of the early 1900s, and this saw the African population face European Imperialism, military attacks, European aggression and eventual conquest by European powers through colonization. Colonialism in Africa consequently led to apartheid which occurred in the mid-1900s that saw a firm reliance and dependence on cheap black labor advocated by Cecil Rhodes. Apartheid was also majorly as a result of cultural prejudice and specific policies enforced by British and Dutch Colonizers (Gann, Duignan, & Turner, 1969).