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Emory University remembers Nelson Mandela

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Emory University celebrated the life and work of Nelson Mandela.

The school held a reflection and remembrance discussion Tuesday night at the Woodruff Library.

Five panelists shared their memories and perspectives on the anti-apartheid leader.

Robert Franklin, senior adviser to the provost for community and diversity, said, "He risked large things. He did not have to talk to his enemies, but he chose to do so. He did not have to seek reconciliation with them after the final political acts were complete but he reached out."

The panelists called on students and the community to continue Mandela's legacy of reaching across the aisle and bridging differences.

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