Chief Albert Luthuli
Chief Albert Luthuli was Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, awarded to him in 1960. Although the apartheid government of the time initially refused to grant him permission to leave the country, he was eventually allowed to travel to Norway to accept his prize in 1961.
Albert Luthuli was President General of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa from December 1952 until his death in 1967, and was the most widely known and respected African leader of his era.
We celebrate his life and service to the people of southern Africa!
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