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September 1, 2013
Nelson Mandela has received more than 50 honorary degrees from institutions all over the world. The South African politician and revolutionary has received a doctorate of laws from nearly a dozen schools, including Brown University in 2010, Michigan State in 2008, Harvard University in 1998 and University of South Africa in 1988. Mandela also received doctorates in humane letters from University of Massachusetts in 2006 and Howard University in 1995.