Tribute to Mandela's Legacy Scheduled in Detroit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- A free event has been scheduled in Detroit to honor the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

The tribute will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

The Rev. Wendell Anthony and Fellowship Chapel in Detroit are helping form a committee to honor Mandela who died Thursday at age 95.

Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 for leading a campaign of sabotage against the South African government. He was released in 1990 and later that year was celebrated with a rally at Tiger Stadium in Detroit as part of an eight-city tour through America in which he spoke out against apartheid.

In 1994, he was elected South Africa's first black president.


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