Nelson Mandela

Africare leadership, past and present, at the Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner. Photo: MACKME.COM
Africare leadership, past and present, at the Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner. Photo: MACKME.COM

Africare Celebrates African-American Leadership at its 2014 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner

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WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders in business, government and philanthropy on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event honored Africare’s pioneering Co-Founders C. Payne Lucas and Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the tremendous contributions they have each made to Africare over more than four decades.

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Africare Partners with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for Nelson Mandela Tribute

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WASHINGTON (December 12, 2013) — Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, today announced its partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) for a candlelight vigil honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela. The Alpha, Xi Omega, Xi Zeta Omega and Rho Mu Omega Chapters will participate in a community ceremony with Africare on Sunday, December 15, 2013 on The Yard at Howard University at 5:00 p.m.

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Africare's former Honorary Chair, Nelson Mandela
Africare's former Honorary Chair, Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: A Life Upright

Nelson Mandela possessed a monumental backbone.He wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that he liked to think he inherited his father’s “straight and stately posture.” He was right. Mandela stood up perfectly straight – over six feet tall – and in every way nobly towered over his adversaries. He firmly demanded his own and others’ rights whenever they were withheld, never blinking in the face of intimidation. He was principled. He considered matters thoroughly, so he acted with poise and with full knowledge of the possible consequences, however grave.

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