A New York City high school will
be named in honor of late South African President Nelson
Mandela, who had received a hero's welcome when he visited the
campus on a tour calling for an end to apartheid, Mayor Michael
Bloomberg said on Friday.
Mandela, who became the first president of post-apartheid
South Africa, died on Thursday at the age of 95 at his home in
Johannesburg after a prolonged lung infection.
The high school in the borough of Brooklyn, slated to open
in September, will be named the Nelson Mandela School for Social
Justice, according to Bloomberg and the city's Schools
Chancellor Dennis Walcott.
The school will be carved out of an existing building at the
Boys and Girls High School campus, which Mandela visited in