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Freedom of the City of Glasgow

  • ZA COM MR-T-0441
  • Item
  • 4 August 1981
  • Part of Tributes

The Scroll was accepted on behalf of Mandela by Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr Ekwueme (Alex). Presented by Lord Provost Mr Michael Kelly. The scroll, known as the Burgess Ticket, was to be kept in Government House, Lagos and "when M gains M's freedom in I hope, the not too distant future, he will be able to come to Lagos to receive it"

17th November Medal from the International Union of Students

  • ZA COM MR-T-0447
  • Item
  • 1983
  • Part of Tributes

Award naming Mr Mandela the recipient of the 17th November Medal for meritous work in the interests of students and an outstanding contribution to the cause of peace and to a better future for mankind, the highest order of the IUS, Prague, Czech Repu

International Union of Students

Honorary Freeman of the London Borough of Greenwich

  • ZA COM MR-T-0463
  • Item
  • 20 July 1983 and 13 March 2012
  • Part of Tributes

Honorary Freemanship presented to Mr Mandela in appreciation of his service to Greenwich and his contribution to world peace, UK. A Resolution to Reaffirm the Honorary Freedom of Greenwich was passed on 13 March 2012

London Borough of Greenwich

Mandela Gardens, in Calveley Street

  • ZA COM MR-T-0470
  • Item
  • 1983-12-10
  • Part of Tributes

It was renovated and its name changed to Millennium Square in 2000. On 30 April 2001 when Mandela received Freedom of the Ciy of Leeds, Mandela re-dedicated the city's Mandela Garden, which first opened in 1983 in support of South Africa's struggle for equality. The garden includes a bronze statue, entitled "both arms" by Kenneth Armitage.

Music recording ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ by the British group The Special AKA

  • ZA COM MR-T-0483
  • Item
  • 15 March 1984
  • Part of Tributes

Calendar notes: Madiba records sell well. Record calling for the release of Nelson Mandela has made a big impression on pop charts after only one week "Free Nelson Mandela" by the Special AKA - a multi-racial group - is No 4 on Capitol Radio charts & no 68 on the national charts

Mandela Centre (Community Centre) on Chapeltown Road

  • ZA COM MR-T-0487
  • Item
  • 9 June 1984
  • Part of Tributes

At the Mandela Centre, a community service centre in the middle of a poor Afro-Caribbean estate hang large photos and billboards of Nelson Mandela in his youth and after his release from prison
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