Historical Who is Who

LUTULI, Albert

1908 - 1967
S AFRICA
POLITICS, RELIGION

 

From a background as a tribal chief and as a school teacher, he became President-General of the African National Congress. As such he had a central role in the struggle against state Apartheid. His own deeply held Christian convictions were a direct challenge to the distorted version of Christianity as then held by the Dutch Reform Church. Nationally and internationally he is acknowledged for the strategic non-violence and integrity of his work – hence his award of the Nobel Prize for Peace. From 1962-5 he was Honorary Rector of the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

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Video

Robert Kennedy visits Albert Luthuli (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxvXz-ghExI

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