Memorial service for Nelson Mandela slated Monday in KC

The honorary consul of South Africa and the South African community of Kansas City present a Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela Monday, December 16, 2013 at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 415 West 13th Street (13th & Broadway).

The tribute to Mandela — who passed away December 5, 2013 — features the South African National Anthem sung by the Kansas City Boys Choir and the Kansas City Girls Choir as well as remarks on President Mandela from Surendra Bhana, professor emeritus of history at the University of Kansas; Lebert Shultz, honorary consul for South Africa; and other members of the South African community of Kansas City.

Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison as a result of his efforts to end the legacy of apartheid, served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

Admission is free. A reception for all will follow the service.

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