Skip to comments.Mayor Bloomberg: New high school named for Nelson Mandela will open in Brooklyn
Posted on 12/07/2013 5:09:35 PM PST by EinNYC
The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice will open its doors next September. It will be located at Brooklyn's Boys and Girls High School, where Mandela visited in 1990.
One day after the death of South African icon Nelson Mandela, Mayor Bloomberg announced a new high school will be named for the famed apartheid fighter, it will open on the campus Mandela visited in 1990.
The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice will debut in September 2014 at the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, where cheering throngs met the newly freed Mandela in 1990 and gave him a hero's welcome in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
"Equal opportunity and access to education were among the many things Nelson Mandela spent his life fighting for," Bloomberg said Friday.
"President Mandela once said 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' Renaming the campus he visited shortly after his release from prison, will forever serve as a reminder that our mandate as public servants is to provide our children with the weapons they need for a successful future and help us build a city of inclusion," he said.
Mandela visited the school as part of whirlwind trip to New York City, where thousands cheered his public appearances. The anti-apartheid leader had recently been freed from a South African prison after serving 27 years. "Nelson Mandela visited this building not long after he was released from prison, and we want to ensure that the special bond between the students and this legendary figure will live forever," said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.
"Every time they enter and exit its doors, our students at this new school will be reminded of the values he personified," Walcott said.
Damn that was quick, the body isn’t cold or buried and they want to name a school after him.
name it after his terrorist group instead, have a plaque about all the people it killed
Well let’s hope it doesn’t go the way of all the MLK BLVD’s and MLK schools — avenues of concentrated crime mostly black-on-black.
Will they have an abortion clinic on campus (to honor the beliefs of Mandela)?
It will....especially with the tag “social justice.”
My grandfather graduated from Brooklyn Boys HS when it was a school.
Will Newt Gingrich (RINO) be there for the ribbon cutting?
Get ready for the brawls. It’ll be more dangerous than Martin Luther King Blvd.
The Nelson Mandela school for terrorism, torture, murder and communism. They will happily accept old tires as donations.
They will learn only the Three R's: Racism, Reproduction, Recycling.
It would not be the first school with an on-campus abortion clinic
If the words “social justice” are used that does it for me.
If he’s going that way, he might as well start naming some others Genghis Khan, Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy, Pol Pot and so on ...
So V.I. Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Fidel Castro, Martin Bormann, Heinrich Himmler and Nikita Khrushchev already have schools named after them?
That place is the bomb!!!!
My mother and many of her siblings graduated from Miami Edison High School back when they named schools after people who contributed to our country.
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