- 25 January 1996 (Creation)
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White certificate in black folder with gold engraved "Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia" on the front cover.
Inside of front cover lined with fabric and an image of a building.
Certificate is held into folder with 4 purple fabric corner pieces. Certificate text, in black, reads:
Morris Brown College
Member of the Atlanta University Center
By the authority of the Board of Trustees of Morris Brown College and upon the recommendation of the Faculty thereof the degree of Doctor of Laws has been conferred upon Nelson Mandela with all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining
In witness thereof, this diploma duly signed has been issued and the seal of the College attached.
Given this twenty-fifth day of January, nineteen hundred ninety-six
Certificate also includes the seal of Morris Brown College on the bottom left of the certificate.
Signed by: President of the College, Chairman (Board of Trustees), Vice President (Academic Affairs), Secretary (Board of Trustees)
Folder also includes a wallet-size diploma. Taken out of folder for preservation