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Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

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Nigerian Community

Glasgow's Nigerian community held a reception for new arrivals in February 1993. Committee members of the Nigerian National Union's Glasgow Branch were there to meet them, along with Bailie Tommy Dingwall, pictured shaking hands with Branch President Dr Wilson Herbert.

Dr Herbert was quoted in Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin: "Many Nigerians are attracted to the city by its atmosphere of understanding and reputation for friendliness. Black people have been most encouraged by the attitude of Glaswegians, especially the granting of the Freedom of the City to Nelson Mandela."

Nelson Mandela had been in prison in South Africa when the honour was granted to him in 1981 and he was refused permission to travel. The scroll had been accepted on his behalf by the Vice-President of Nigeria.

Reference: Bulletin Photographs, Box 11, March 1993

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Africans, Bulletin, Freedom of the City, immigrants, Nigerian National Union, Nigerians, race relations

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