Morgan Freeman To Recite Mandela Speeches At Tribute Concert

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January 2, 2014 | 5:55pm EST

Actor Morgan Freeman and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a tribute concert in New York next month.
The Hollywood veteran, who portrayed the ex-South African leader in 2009 movie Invictus, will recite speeches from Mandela’s early political career as he fought against racial segregation, and letters to his wife, Winnie, which the late icon wrote during his incarceration at Robben Island prison, to mark the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid.
Freeman will also read the civil rights hero’s famous inaugural address following his election victory in 1994, while Clinton will also be on hand to honor Mandela’s legacy.
The special event at the St. Paul the Apostle Cathedral on 13 February will feature a performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Mandela died on 5 December, aged 95.