Mercer Holds Nelson Mandela Symposium

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By WGXA Staff


Updated: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:42:34 EST

Students and community members are learning more about the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

A handful of people were at Mercer Unvierstiy Tuesday night for a lecture and symposium on the former South Afircan president and civil rights leader.

History professor and South African expert Aran Mackinnon opened with a brief biography on Mandela's life.

Students from Mercer's African Students Associaiton then followed with a panel discussion.

"It's instructive, it teaches us a lot about how to handle conflicts, about personal integrity, about leadership and about the value of human life and human dignity." -- Dr. Chester Fontenot, Director of Africana Studies

The syposiums are held about twice a year. They are open to the public and usually focus on a variety of issues.

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