Nelson Mandela fought to end racial segregation (Apartheid) in South Africa. The night before Mandela would find out his fate of going to prison or paying a fine, he was studying for his bar examination to become a licensed lawyer. He later was convicted of treason and spent twenty-seven years in a South African jail. The architects of the South African Apartheid (segregation) system physically jailed Nelson Mandela’s body. Still, they couldn’t touch his mind because Mandela devoured books to acquire freedom’s most potent weapon: Education. Nelson Mandela left prison more informed than he was when he entered prison. His bravery and courage made him a worldwide legend.