Utah candlelight vigil planned to honor Mandela

Dec 9 2013 - 11:57am

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Mourners from Nigeria, sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners black and white by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader _ a vivid example of the “Rainbow Nation” unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Mourners from Nigeria, sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners black and white by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader _ a vivid example of the “Rainbow Nation” unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College will host a special candlelight vigil from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist.

The event is free and open to the public.

Participants are encouraged to celebrate through song, speech and video, and to bring a candle to light in his memory. 

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