Item 1492 - Honorary Freeman of the City of Leeds

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ZA COM MR-T-1-2-1492


Honorary Freeman of the City of Leeds


  • 13 April 2001 (Creation)

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certificate and sculpture

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 20/12/11

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Certificate admitting Mr Mandela to be an Honorary Freeman of the City of Leeds, UK

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White-coloured certificate with blue, yellow, and red border, multi-colored city seal, and red seal of the Lord Mayor of the City of Leeds. Text is blue, red, gold, and black. Housed in blue cylinder with gold accents. Taken out of cylinder for preservation

Certificate reads:
Leeds City Council
At a Meering of the Council of the City of Leeds held in the Council Chamber at the civic hall on Monday, the Thirteenth day of April Two Thousand and One, at a special Council convened for the sole purpose, the Lord Mayor (Councillor Bernard Peter Atha, OBE) in the chair, It was resolved Unanimously that under and in pursuance of the powers conferred by Section 249 (5) of the Local Government Act of 1972, we accordingly admit the said Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to be an Honorary Freeman of the City of Leeds in the recognition and high appreciation of the life-long struggle against racism and apartheid and the quest for peace in South Africa.

Signed by: Lord Mayor and Chief Executive

Sculpture in brown cabinet: golden owl on a socket

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0028

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