Item 1756 - Lifelong Membership from ANC Youth League

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ZA COM MR-T-1756

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Lifelong Membership from ANC Youth League

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certificate

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Founded in 1944 by Nelson Mandela, Anton Lembede, Walter Sisulu, A. P. Mda and Oliver Tambo as a reaction to the ANC’s more conservative outlook. Its activities included civil disobedience and strikes in protest against the apartheid system. Many members left and formed the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) in 1959. Banned between 1960 and 1990.

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

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Award granting Mr Mandela the Walter Sisulu Lifelong Membership for his immense contribution towards the struggle for a non-sexist, non-racial, democratic and prosperous South Africa

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Gold certificate with ornate gold border, taken out of frame for preservation. Certificate includes the green, yellow, red, and black seal of the ANC Youth League. Certificate text is in black and reads:
ANC Youth League
Walter Sisulu Lifelong Membership
09 September 2006
Certificate of Lifelong Membership awarded to:
Dr Nelson Rolihlahla "Madiba" Mandela
By the ANC Youth League
For his immense contribution towards the struggle for a non-sexist, non-racial, democratic and prosperous South Africa.
Signed by: Afikile Mbalula (ANC Youth League President)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0158

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