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Release Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 2:49 PM
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Howard University Honors Nelson Mandela
Silent walk by candlelight will mark South Africa’s triumphs

WASHINGTON (January 7, 2014) – Howard University will honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black president, during a memorial tribute on Wednesday, Jan. 15. As an extended tribute, members of the audience will move from Cramton Auditorium in a silent, candlelight procession to the Howard University multimedia exhibition, “Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman.”

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WHO:             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:          Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 6 p.m.

WHERE:        Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium, 2455 Sixth Street, NW Washington, DC 20059


MEDIA NOTE: This event was originally scheduled to take place on Dec. 10, 2013; however, it was rescheduled due to the threat of severe weather.


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, 30 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

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