Detroit remembers Nelson Mandela - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Detroit remembers Nelson Mandela

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Detroit joined in the memorialization of Nelson Mandela Sunday, on the day of his funeral in his native South Africa. Mayor Dave Bing declared Sunday "Nelson Mandela Day" in the city. Hartford Memorial Baptist Church hosted a service dedicated to the memory of Mandela, who died Dec. 5 at age 95.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

Mandela made a stop in Detroit in 1990, shortly after leaving prison and before his election as South Africa's first black president.

U.S. Court of Appeals Court Judge Damon Keith says he helped make sure that Rosa Parks met Mandela, picking her up and driving her to the rally at Tiger Stadium.

Keith says Mandela bypassed the governor and others and headed straight for Parks, telling her she gave him strength during his 27 years in prison.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Report: Zetterberg cleared to play in Game 4 against Bruins

    Report: Zetterberg cleared to play in Game 4 against Bruins

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:45:44 GMT
    The Detroit Red Wings will have their captain back for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins. A source close to the Red Wings said Henrik Zetterberg has been cleared to play tonight, according to The Hockey News' Ken Campbell.
    The Detroit Red Wings will have their captain back for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins. A source close to the Red Wings said Henrik Zetterberg has been cleared to play tonight, according to The Hockey News' Ken Campbell.
  • Treasury Secretary visiting Detroit on jobs push

    Treasury Secretary visiting Detroit on jobs push

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:39:25 GMT
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth.  Lew on Thursday evening plans to convene a meeting with foundation leaders to discuss ways the nonprofit sector can help.
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth.  Lew on Thursday evening plans to convene a meeting with foundation leaders to discuss ways the nonprofit sector can help.
  • Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:31:27 GMT
    A 67-year-old grandfather has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
    A 67-year-old grandfather has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices