TSU Remembers Nelson Mandela

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 12/10/2013, 10:42 a.m.
Texas Southern University mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela who visited the campus in 1991 and 1999. Mandela, who died ...
Mandela showed off his Honorary Degree from Texas Southern University in 1991

Texas Southern University mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela who visited the campus in 1991 and 1999. Mandela, who died December 5, at the age of 95, was given a hearty reception by local audiences during his visit to TSU. In 1991, more than a year after his release from prison, Mandela visited Houston http://www.houstonchronicle.com/premium/article/Push-world-freedom-Mandela-urges-U-S-4599049.php to give the keynote speech at the Carter-Menil Foundation Human Rights Prizes ceremony. He received an honorary degree from Texas Southern University. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Coca Cola recently provided an opportunity for TSU students to attend a premiere viewing of the new movie starring Idris Elba, Mandela: The Long Walk Home.