Item 1881 - Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from Brown University

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1881


Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from Brown University


  • 30 May 2010 (Creation)

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certificate, purple/brown hood

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

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Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree saluting Mandela's accomplishments, praying for his continued success, and welcoming him to the company of alumni from Brown University, USA

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Honorary Doctor of Laws certificate in brown leader folder. The hood is purple velvet on the outside and brown chintz on the inside. The name of the university and degree are embroidered on the inside as well. Letter of the SA Charge de Affaires in Washington to Nelson Mandela is included.
Courage. Tolerance. Respect. Integrity. Justice. Peace. These are just a few of the words that describe your character, and your impact on the world. You sacrificed and fought through words and deeds for the freedom of the people of South Africa, leading always by personal example and with grace and dignity that could not be ignored. From withing the high walls of Robben Island your unyielding commitment to the rights of all humans to live free of bondage was a beacon of hope to all corners of the glove. And twenty years ago, as you walked free from your unjust imprisonment, the peoples of all nations saw the poers and strength of your resolve and the depth of your compassion. The world today is a more hopeful place for your presence in it and your life well lived. For that, we are deeply grateful. Brown University joins the chorus of your admirers in saluting your accomplishments, praying for your continued success, and welcoming you to the company of alumni of this international institution. We honor you with the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

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NMF Archives ID: A0529

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0529

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