Hear the remarks of President Obama as he delivers an amazing speech at the National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just Amazing (click on the link below)
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THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE
December 8th 2013: South Africa will hold a national day of prayer and reflection
December 9th: The South African houses of parliament will be recalled from recess for a special session to honor Nelson Mandela
December 10th: A public memorial service will be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
December 11th – December 13th: Nelson Mandela’s body will lie in state at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa and during this time memorials will be held around the world including Washington D.C.
December 14th: Nelson Mandela’s body will be flown to the town of Mthatha, where it will be driven through the streets of his childhood village of Qunu, South Africa
December 15th: Nelson Mandela will be buried during a state funeral in Qunu
the speak to all blog would like to thank the New York Daily News for the proposed schedule of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Serives
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela a South African Born July 18th 1918 to the chief of the Thembu people, known as the father of South Africa an icon of anti-apartheid, revolutionist and politician who served as the first black president of South Africa from 1994-1999 after serving 27 years in prison for fighting racist white rule, died Thursday December 4th 2013 at the age of 95
In 1994 at the age of 46 Nelson Mandela and seven others were found guilty of sabotage and conspiracy to violently overthrow the government of South Africa, and are sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island.
On February 11th, 1990 at the age of 71 Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Nelson Mandela is elected president of the ANC (African National Congress) the majority party in the South African Government. The remaining apartheid laws are repealed and international sanctions are lifted
In the year of 1994 Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. In the year of 1999 Mandela retires after one term as president and hands power to Thabo Mbeki; however Nelson Mandela then turns his attention to peacemaking in other parts of Africa and the world and fighting AIDS.
For nearly seven decades Nelson Mandela spent fighting for freedom and equality. Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread people around the world as well as the people of South Africa reacted with deep sadness at the loss who all consider the father of South Africa. While we mourn, this is also a time to celebrate the achievements of the anti-apartheid leader who emerged from prison to become South Africa’s first black president.