Press Release
July 18, 2013

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the 95th Birthday of President Nelson Mandela

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“The best wishes of the entire City of Chicago join those of people around the world in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday.  Out of prison he united a nation, and in sickness he has rallied it once again, rekindling shared spirit and goodwill across the world. In a life marked time and again by trials followed by triumph, Nelson Mandela’s irrepressible spirit continues to shine brightly today, pointing the way to a future of equality and opportunity for all.  We wish him and all those who love him joy and well-being on this special day.“