Howard University Postpones Tribute to Mandela

WASHINGTON — A memorial tribute for Nelson Mandela on the campus of Howard University in Washington has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The ceremony, “A Message to Mandela”, was scheduled for Tuesday night. The school says the tribute will be rescheduled for January.

South Africa ambassador Ebrahim Rasool was scheduled to visit the school and join students, faculty and alumni to honor the legacy of South Africa’s first black president.

As part of the tribute, members of the audience were planning to hold a silent candlelight procession on campus. The symbolic walk was designed to parallel Mandela’s “long walk to freedom,” and lead participants to an exhibit about Mandela on campus.

Mandela visited Howard University in 1994 and received an honorary doctor of laws degree. Thousands of people saw him speak on campus.

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