Item 0506 - Honorary Citizenship to Winnie Mandela and Nelson Mandela Day in the State of Wisconsin

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ZA COM MR-T-6-2-0506

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Honorary Citizenship to Winnie Mandela and Nelson Mandela Day in the State of Wisconsin

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  • 8 May 1985 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 21/12/11

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Certificate declaring May 8, 1985 as Nelson Mandela Day in the state of Wisconsin and granting Winnie Mandela honorary Wisconsin citizenship, USA

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White certificate with gold seal of the State of Wisconsin, and red ribbon, affixed to the bottom left corner. Top of certificate has a small seal of the State of Wisconsin in blue. Certificate text, in blue and black, reads:
The State of Washington
Executive Department
A Proclamation
Whereas, the South African system of Apartheid denies the black majority their most basic human rights and perpetuates an oppressive white rule amounting to no less than slavery; and
Whereas, after twenty-three years of imprisonment Nelson Mandela still carries on the struggle for South africa's freedom from the solitary confinement of his prison cell; and
Now, therefore, I, Anthony S. Earl, Govenor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby declare Winnie Mandela, the wife of nelson Mandela, an honorary citizen of the state of Wisconsin; and
Furthermore, I declare that this day, May 8th, 1985, shall be know nas
Nelson Mandela Day
in the State of Wisconsin
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the capitol in the City of Madison this eighth day of May in the year one thousand nine hundred eighty-five.
Signed by: Anthony S Earl (Govenor of Wisconsin), Douglas La Follette (Secretary of State)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0401

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