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Nelson Mandela Memorial

12/18/2013, 10:54 a.m.
The life, words and deeds of Nelson Mandela were celebrated during a special memorial service Dec. 10 at Maranatha Church in northeast Portland. Pictured (from left) are members of the committee which planned the event Dr.Leroy Haynes, Dr. T. Allen Bethel, David Capuie, Keyse Jama, Doro Perry and Kelvin Hall.

A memorial Service in Portland for Nelson Mandela, the father and former president of the new South Africa, drew hundreds of people to Maranatha Church in northeast Portland.

The Dec. 12 event was sponsored by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform and the Center for Intercultural Organizing.

The service was held to celebrate and honor Mandela’s struggle for freedom, his life, words and deeds. Mandela was a world icon for freedom loving people throughout the world.