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Former South African President Nelson Mandela will be celebrated with an event on July 18 at the Old South Church in Boston. The event is being held in conjunction with Nelson Mandela Day.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela will be celebrated with an event on July 18 at the Old South Church in Boston. The event is being held in conjunction with Nelson Mandela Day.

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Boston to celebrate legacy, life of Nelson Mandela on July 18

Boston will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on his birthday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Old South Church in Boston. The event, which is being organized by South Africa Partners, will feature guest speakers Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and a representative from the South African Embassy, as well as a video tribute to Mandela, reading of his inspirational words by local youth and several musical tributes