Item 0714 - Congratulations to Nelson Mandela from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-0714


Congratulations to Nelson Mandela from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


  • 24 June 1990 (Creation)

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

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Citation recognizing Mr Mandela's demonstration of leadership, courage, and strength from the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA

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White certificate inside cream coloured folder. Taken out of folder for preservaton. Folder coverr has a blue image of the Massachusettes state seal and the following text: Massachusettes House of Representatives.
Certificate is held by white ribbons at each corner. Certificate has gold seal with attached blue ribbon, affixed to the bottom left corner. Certificate text, in blue and black, reads:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetttes
The House of Representatives
Be it hereby known to all that The Massachusettes House of Representatives hereby offers its sincerest congratulations to Nelson Mandela
in recognition of your extraordinary demonstration of leadership, courage, strength, and commitment to Black South africans in the struggle against apartheid snd to people of color throughout the world.
The entire membership extends its very best wishes and expresses the hope for future good fortune and continued success in all endeavors.
Given this 24th day of June 1990 at the State House, Boston, Massachusettes by:
George Keverian (Speaker of the House), Shirley Owens-Hicks (Chairwoman)
Offerred by: Massachusettes Black Legislative Caucus, State Representative

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0367

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