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Release Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:39 AM
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The Howard University Tribute "A Message to Mandela" has been postponed due to inclement weather. 


Howard University Honors the Life of Nelson Mandela with a Memorial Tribute
“Message from Mandela”

Programming Highlight – A silent walk by candlelight marking Mandela’s triumphs
(Symbolic of Howard’s Traditional Long Walk Processional)

 

Washington, D.C. (December 7, 2013) - South African Ambassador to the U.S. Ebrahim Rasool will join Howard University Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick as well as students, faculty staff, alumni and members of the community for a memorial tribute on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black President.

As an extended tribute, members of the audience will move from Cramton Auditorium in a silent candle-light procession taking “The Long Walk” to The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.  Paralleling Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, this symbolic walk will lead individuals silently into and through the Howard University multimedia exhibition, Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman.

On October 7, 1994, thousands gathered as Howard conferred on Nelson Mandela an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. They cheered and applauded as the civil rights leaders delivered a 20-minute address filled with hope, optimism and inspiration.

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WHO:  South African Ambassador to the U.S. Ebrahim Rasool, Howard University Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick, students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community
WHAT:  Howard University pays tribute to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
WHEN: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium, 2455 Sixth Street, NW Washington, DC 20059

Related Links

Howard University Salutes Nelson Mandela: Letter from Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick

Moorland-Spingarn Presents “Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman”


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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