Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela

Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th… read more

Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like “talking to an old friend.” Representative Maxine Waters, who organized anti-apartheid protests and attended Mandela’s inauguration, said he was “the most significant historic figure in the world in the past 100 years.” The beginning and end of the program included performances by an African dance company, and at the close of the ceremony audience members sang “Happy Birthday.” close

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Program ID:
314056-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 18, 2013
Last Aired:
Jul 21, 2013

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  • Jul 18, 2013 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Jul 18, 2013 | 10:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 18, 2013 | 11:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 19, 2013 | 1:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 19, 2013 | 3:44am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 19, 2013 | 5:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 19, 2013 | 6:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 2013 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 2013 | 4:50pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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