- 8 June 2002 (Creation)
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Two-page award, bound by a blue ribbon, inside a blue leather folder. Certificate is white, with blue, black, red, and gold text. 8 paragraphs describe Mr Mandela's life.
The first 2 paragraphs state:
Award of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom Medal to Nelson Mandela
On January 6, 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the Congress of the United States. He called for renewed commitment to democracy and a moral order, which would allow free nations to work together for peace and social justice. "We look forward," he said, "to a world founded upon four essential freedoms" - freedom of speech and expression, freedomof worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear.
On this 8th day of June, 2002, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom Medal is awarded to Nelson Mandela the father of this nation, whose singular courage shattered the walls of Apartheid, whose vision gives hope to the oppressed everywhere, whose long walk to freedom has liberated humanity to seek a better world.
Signed by the president, and 2 co-chairs of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
Taken out of folder for preservation