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In Honor Of Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela and Whitney Houston in Pretoria South Africa 1994

July 18 – Today is Nelson Mandela Day and he would have been 104 years old. Whitney’s love and admiration for Mandela was well known and she considered knowing him one of the high points of her life. They met on several occasions — here is a news clip from when she performed at his state dinner at the White House in October 1994 and the photo was taken when she went to South Africa a few weeks later.

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