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Local wreath laying for Mandela scheduled

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The Metro Birmingham Branch of the NAACP will host a Memorial Wreath Laying ceremony in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela.  The ceremony begins at 1PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013, inside Kelly Ingram Park at the Kneeling Ministers Statue.  This is at the corner of 17th Street and 5th Avenue North

"President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a symbol of global civil rights and human rights advocacy.  His revolutionary leadership style as leader and first black to three decades of unjust imprisonment forged him into a force for peace, transcending forgiveness and humanity," says Hezekiah Jackson, IV, president of the Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP.

 

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