Lutuli, Albert (John Mvumbi)


Lutuli, Albert (John Mvumbi)

biographical name

(born 1898, Rhodesia—died July 21, 1967, Stanger, S.Af.) Zulu chief and president of the African National Congress (1952–60). Trained at a mission school, Lutuli taught and served a small community as chief before being elected ANC president. He was frequently imprisoned for his anti-apartheid activities. He set forth his views in Let My People Go (1962). In 1960 he became the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.

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