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RT @BerniceKing: In the words of Nelson Mandela, "Any Country that doesn't care for it's children isn't worthy to be called a country"
In tribute, Berry, recalls him as the "imprisoned freedom fighter." Let us not forget those incarcerated unjustly here and around the globe.
Berry recalls that Mandela wanted to learn how to be a better leader. When he was released, he was ready. He had become more thoughtful.
Dr Mary Frances Berry remembers #Nelson Mandela as passionate."He used those long prison years figuring out how to achieve freedom."
The DC Memorial required tickets to enter. Security for entrance. Cathedral is not full due to these constraints. http://t.co/GarMHZrNdF
But this is a reunion of civil rights pioneers, trailblazers for equality and human rights activists from across the spectrum. #Mandela
Sweet Honey and the Rocks are now performing. The crowd is a combination of official and unofficial DC. Diplomats, members of Congress.
The Honorable Andrew Young has arrived along with former US Civil Rights Commission Chair Dr. Mary Frances Berry. Connie Newman is here.