GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.-July 18th, President Nelson Mandela's birthday, has been recognized around the world as a day of community service and good will.
The annual celebration honors Mandela's work to achieve conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation his life- long work of bringing democracy and freedom to South Africa and inspiring the entire world.
Mandela is the only global citizen that has had the honor of his Birthday being marked by the UN General Assembly.
Joining KARE 11 News @4 was Francie Cooper, Counsul Political of the South African Consulate in Chicago and Retired Judge LaJune Lange, President of the International Leadership Institute, and member of the Minnesota African American Museum.
They each shared stories of personally meeting Nelson Mandela and explained how the MAAM planted 3 trees and dedicated a park bench in Mandela's honor.
The Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) is located in the former Coe mansion at 1700 Third Avenue South, in the heart of the city of Minneapolis a block south of the
Minneapolis Convention Center.
MAAM is in the heart of the Cities most, ethnically,
culturally, economically and age diverse neighborhood in the City.
The mission of the Nelson Mandela Center for Memory is to contribute to a society which remembers its pasts, listens to all its voices, and pursues social justice in order to promote peace, human rights and democracy.
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