“A Celebration of a Life: Nelson Mandela”

“A Celebration of a Life: Nelson Mandela”

The University will host A Celebration of a Life: Nelson Mandela on Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in University Theater in Dodds Hall. The event is part of the University’s First Annual Identity Day. Tickets are free but limited and must be reserved. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a ticket.

The program will feature a screening of the Sundance Festival award-winning film, Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. Director Lee Hirsch will lead a discussion about the film, and the UNH Gospel Choir, under the direction of Noel Ginyard, will join area choirs to perform songs from the movie.

“We wanted to celebrate this man’s life,” said Matthew Schmidt, assistant professor of political science and national security. “Mandela’s leadership and his sacrifices reflected the struggle of millions and kept the hope for freedom and equality alive in the darkest years of the anti-apartheid struggle. Young students with no memory of apartheid need to know about Mandela, his strength and his joy even under the burden of imprisonment.”

A reception will take place in the Seton Gallery following the event. Learn more>>

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