Item 0710 - Academic Convocation and welcome from the University of Michigan

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ZA COM MR-T-6-2-0710


Academic Convocation and welcome from the University of Michigan


  • 14 June 1990 (Creation)

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

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Award conveying warm greetings upon Mr Mandela during an academic convocation in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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White translucent certificate housed in blue folder with gold sticker seal of the University of Michigan attached to the front. Certificate has a gold sticker seal affixed to the upper left corner with blue and yellow ribbon. Certificate text, in black, reads:
On behalf of the students, the faculty, and the staff of the University of Michigan I convey warm greetings to
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
On the occasion of the Academic Convocation convened in his honor by the Atlanta University Center Institutions. In 1987, out university was privileged to confer an honorary doctor of laws degree on Mr Mandela in absentia in recognition of his place as one of the worlds great leaders and teachers in the cause of human rights and justice.
We also extend best wishes to our colleagues of the one hundred seventeen historically black colleges and universities who will gather in Atlanta to honor Mr Mandela in this moving celebration of homage and celebration.
Signed by: James J. Duderstadt, President
Given in Ann Arbor
This fourteenth Day of June, 1990

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0484

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