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Record #: R2013-1185   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 12/11/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 12/11/2013
Title: Tribute to late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2013-1185.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR


December 11, 2013









TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO

Ladies and Gentlemen:
I transmit herewith a resolution honoring the life and memory of Nelson Mandela. Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor
Very truly yours,


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^QllBTGClS < Last week, the world suffered the loss of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a man who exemplified strength, courage, and moral inspiration; and

WHEREAS, Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo in the Umtata District of Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918; and

WHEREAS, As a young man, Mandela joined the fight against the scourge of the South African government's system of open and notorious racial segregation known as "apartheid," participating, at great personal risk, in a campaign of boycotts, strikes, and other forms of civil disobedience; and

WHEREAS, Rising to a position of leadership in the African National Congress, Mandela was arrested, charged, and tried for allegedly plotting the violent overthrow of the government of South Africa; and

WHEREAS, In his final address to the court at the close of his trial, Mandela distilled his guiding philosophy to the following renowned and revered statement:

"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."; and

WHEREAS, On June 12, 1964, at the age of Mandela, along with eight fellow activists, was sentenced to life in prison; and-

WHEREAS, The government of South Africa held...

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