Winnie Mandela was born in September 26, 1936. She was a South African anti-Apartheid activist. During when Nelson Mandela was protesting the Apartheid, he got arrested. Winnie Mandela continued to protest, and fought back against the Apartheid. She got attention from everyone around the world and told them about the Apartheid situation and what happened to Nelson Mandela. One important event she started was when she and a whole group of women protested the Pass Books, which is a book that is used to track Africans from the government. She was arrested along with 1,000 other women. When it was her time to leave, she decided to stay for 2 weeks longer. This event was important because it was on the news and gave attention to everyone in the world. They now call her “Mother Of the Nation”.