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December-06-13

Press Advisory: Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates Nelson Mandela's Legacy

WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority Foundation today remembers the legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life-long commitment to peace and equality.

"Mandela remains an inspiration for all those fighting for liberty, equality and freedom, including feminist activists," said FMF President Eleanor Smeal. "I will always be proud that, as the President of NOW, I was arrested with other civil rights leaders at the South African Embassy protesting apartheid. And I am proud of the role feminists played in eliminating the scourge of apartheid in South Africa."

Mandela's courage, example and determination inspired multiple generations of activists fighting for social and economic justice. His work and impact is visible today and will continue through the efforts of social justice advocates around the world.

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