Thursday, July 18, 2013

(07/17) NELSON MANDELA 95TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

NELSON MANDELA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT GRACE CATHEDRAL
While children wrote congratulations in Johannesburg

We remembered Nelson Mandela's legacy

Inside San Francisco's Grace Cathedral

Dr. Amos Brown compared Mandela with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Prof. Boati Mosupyoe remembered Mandela's humility, also mentioned Trayvon Martin

Vukani Mawethuy Choir Performance

With Lady Di, both were the most recognized face in the world

Swearing-in as South Africa's first black president, the military men in the background were his former tormentors.


Great Conciliator of the Nation, green cap had a story of its own

From back of the cathedral

Consul General Cyril Ndala related his younger days with Madiba

Who he?

Mandela shared '93 Nobel Peace Prize with then South African  President F.W. de Klerk for ending Apatheid

Toward the church's ceiling

Celebration concluded with singing of the South African national anthem

People rose upon convocation

Dignitaries leaving

Me with the Consul General, who told a good story

Food!  I can't miss that.

That man loves pot

Isn't that the same picture?


As the one in Marcus Bookstore at Fillmore? That's another struggle Freedom West African-Americans should be involved in.