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Chicago Memorial for Nelson Mandela

Chicagoans gathered to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life and their pay respects at a local service. The former South African President was 95 when he passed away last week.

Last night’s program consisted of music, prayer and stories about Mandela’s activism. Governor Quinn urged people to continue working toward the freedom and equality that Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison fighting for.

Other memorial services will be held throughout the Chicago, and all over the world this weekend. Nelson Mandela’s body will be laid to rest tomorrow.

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