Item 0668 - Nelson Mandela Day proclaimed by the Atlanta City Council

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ZA COM MR-T-6-2-0668


Nelson Mandela Day proclaimed by the Atlanta City Council


  • 18 February 1990 (Creation)

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 4/01/12

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Award proclaiming Sunday, February 18, 1990, as Nelson Mandela Day in Atlanta, USA in support of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee in celebrating his release.

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White certificate with transparent plastic overlay mounted on dark wood. Certificate includes the gold seal of the City of Atlanta at the top and bottom of the certificate. The bottom seal also have two attached blue ribbons.
Certificate text, in black, reads:
Atlanta City Council
Whereas, the Atlanta City Council realizes that black South Africans have been denied the rights and privileges monopololized by whites, and that many thousands of oppressed men, women, and children have died violently in the relentless struggle for peace, freedom, and the equitable sharing of political and economic power in their own land; and
(2 paragraphs outlining Mr Mandela's achievements)
Whereas, the Atlanta City Council realizes that the struggle for democracy, and human dignity for the oppressed and brutalized people of South Africa is not over, and applauds the continuing efforts of the African National Congress, the United Democratic Front, the African Council of Churches, and the many other justice minded organizations in South Africa and throughout the world.
Now, Therefore, be it proclaimed that the Atlanta City Council supports the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee in celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela and hereby designates Sunday, February 18, 1990 in Atlanta
"Nelson Mandela Day"
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the city of Atlanta to be Affixed
Signed by: Marvin S Arrington (President, Atlanta City Council), Jim Maddox (Council Member, Council District 11)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0121

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