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Atlanta Holds Memorial Service For Nelson Mandela

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Atlanta (WAOK) — The World Affairs Council of Atlanta and Morehouse College will be holding a memorial service for Former South African President Mandela. Mandela passed away Thursday, December 5th, 2013 after a battle with a lung infection.

“This celebratory service of memory will honor Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, ‘Madiba’, who passed into the light, as the world’s greatest universally recognized human symbol of resistance to state sponsored terrorism and racial oppression”, said Lawrence Edward Carter Sr, Dean of the MLK Jr. Chapel.

The Nelson Mandela Memorial Service is a community wide event being held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College on Wednesday, December 11th, 201 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel is located at 830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314

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