African President Visits Boston’s Minority Community

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(Boston) — President Sir Q. Ketumile Masire, former President of the Republic of Botswana, will spend the evening at the Roxbury Boys & Girls Club. Masire’s visit is in keeping with the Club’s mission, “to help boys and girls, generally from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.” Families and community members will also attend to ensure the former president’s lessons make it in to the home and community.

Masire served as Botswana’s President from 1980 to 1998. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England in 1991. He is currently the Balfour African President-in-Residence at The African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University (APARC). APARC’s mission is to help Americans, from students to legislators, better understand Africa.

Event: Former President Masire of Botswana visits Roxbury
Boys & Girls Club

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Time: 6 p.m. -7:30 pm

Place: Roxbury Boys & Girls Club
115 Warren Street
Roxbury, Mass.