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Mandela remembered in Baton Rouge

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Posted: Dec 5, 2013 11:08 PM by Trey Schmaltz, AE Stevenson
Updated: Dec 6, 2013 9:02 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Nelson Mandela, Southern University, school, policy, death, memorial, legacy

BATON ROUGE- Nelson Mandela's legacy is being remembered in the wake of his death. The icon is memorialized on the Southern University campus at the school for public policy.

"The story of his life reveals the fact that human capacity with a strong will can overcome any amount of diversity or adversity," said former SU President Leon Tarver.

Tarver invited Mandela to give the commencement address in 2000. Mandela accepted and spoke to a large crowd of people.

"One of the things you must try and achieve in your daily life is a couple of hours when you do nothing but to think sit down and think," Mandela told students.

Watch the attached video for more on his trip to Louisiana.
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