On Sunday, December 8, 2013, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa on an official Congressional delegation trip to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Congressman Al Green will join fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other leaders from the US in honoring the legacy of the South African leader.
Mandela’s decades-long fight against Apartheid and subsequent leadership of South Africa has inspired multiple generations of lawmakers. Congressman Al Green counts Mandela as one of his personal heroes; in his Houston district office he has two large pictures of both Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that are actually drawn on newspaper articles about them.
“I am honored to be one of the many US lawmakers traveling to South Africa to memorialize the great Nelson Mandela,” Congressman Al Green said. “Mandela’s impressive legacy is one of courage, dignity, and righteousness in the face of hatred. May Mandela’s life and accomplishments serve as a timeless example of the triumph of justice.”
Michael Mouton (Senior Press Secretary)