Item 0680 - Honorary doctorate of Public Policy from the Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-0680


Honorary doctorate of Public Policy from the Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College


  • 11 May 2000 (Creation)

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

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Honorary doctorate of Public Policy conferred upon Mr Mandela from the Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, USA

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White certificate with gold and blue matting in ornate gold frame with flower, leaf, and vine design.Taken out of frame for preservation.
Certificate includes the gold seal of Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA.
Certificate text is black and reads:
Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical University
to all persons whom these presents may come
Be it known that the Honorable Nelson Mandela
Having championed the cause of freedom, human rights, racial equality in South Africa throughout his life, and specifically, as president of the African National Congress and President of the Republic of South Africa; having led the life of a patriot whose courageous struggles, life, and works earned him the respect of the world and the Nobel Peace Prize; having forged national policy to dismantle apartheid and bring about political, social, economic, and constitutional reform; having used his education, training, skill, and talent as an attorney to fight against injustice, oppression, poverty, illiteracy, hatred, and inhumanity; having served as a distinguished ambassador of peace and goodwill throughout the world; having undertaken the task of assuring the welfare of the world's youth and future generations through the establishment of the Children's Fund; and having satisfied other appropriate requirements of the Southern University Board of Supervisors and Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College for the honorary degree of
Doctor of Public Policy
Has accordingly been conferred this degree with all rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereunto appertaining. In Testimony Whereof the Southern University Board of Supervisors upon the Recommendation of the Faculty has granted this Diploma bearing the Seal of the University at Baton Rouge, Louisiana on this eleventh day of May, AD, 2000
Signed by: President of the Southern University System, Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0212

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