Item 0707 - Tribute from the State of Michigan to Nelson and Winnie Mandela

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-0707


Tribute from the State of Michigan to Nelson and Winnie Mandela


  • 7 Jne 1990 (Creation)

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

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Certificate paying tribute to Mr Mandela and Mrs Winnie Mandela on the occassion of their visit and welcoming them to the State of Michigan from the Senate of the State of Michigan, USA

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2 copies of Senate Resolution No. 413 from Michigan Senate: A resolution of the very highest trimute with the Michigan Senate's most cordial welcome to Mr. Nelson Mandela and Mrs. Winnie Mandela.
Buff certifica with red border and seal of the Senate. Signed

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White certificate with red border. Red seal of Michigan and "State of Michigan" at the top of certificate, with gold seal/red ribbon affixed to the bottom left corner.
Certificate text, in black, reads:
Michigan Senate
Senate Resolution No. 413
Offered by senators Vaughn, Irwin, O'Brien, Mack, Faust, Hart, Faxon, Conroy, Pollack, Barcia, Holmes, Cherry, Kelly, V.Smith, Geo, Hart, Dingell, Arthurhultz, and Ehlers
A resolution of the very highest tribute with the Senate's most cordial welcome to:
Mr Nelson Mandela and Mrs. Winnie Mandela
On their sojourn in Michigan this summer. Only once in a lifetime do we have the opportunity to honor such deserving individuals. Mr Mandela endured nearly three decades of imprisonment because he dared to raise his voice in protest against Africa's oppressive apartheid regime. Now that he has at last attained freedom, we are delighted to welcome him to the renaissance city of Detroit and we hope that he and his dear wife enjoy their visit to the Great Lake State,
(5 quotes from various famous persons)
Whereas, Michigan and Detroit are very proud to make Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and his dear wife, Mrs. Winnie Mandela, welcome in our midst. This dynamic gentleman, a person of courage and fortitude, has awakened the freedom-loving impulses in each of us, and his search for justice has instilled in people throughout the worlda yearning and a greater motivation to also work for equallity and justice in their communities, nations, and lives; and
(3 paragraphs outline Mr Mandela's life accomplishments)
Resolved by the Senate, that an overature of tribute be accorded to Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Mrs Winnie Mandela upon their visit to Michigan; and be it further
Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be respectfully transmitted to them and to their dear family as a reflection of the enduring esteem and best wishes held for them by the Michigan Senate
Signed by: Jackie Vaughn III (Associate President Pro Tempore of the Michigan Senate), Secretary of the Senate

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0127

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