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Albert Luthuli Biography 1898 – 1967


Inkosi Albert John Luthuli, also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi, was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician.

In 1952, Luthuli was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC), at the time an umbrella organisation leading opposition to the white minority government in South Africa.

Albert Luthuli

BORN:  1898

HOME TOWN: Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe)

PARENT: Mtonya Gumede (mother) and John Bunyan Lutuli (father)

SPOUSE: Nokukhanya Bhengu

DIED: 21 July 1967

PLACE OF DEATH: Stanger, Natal, South Africa (now KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

CHILDREN: Albertina Luthuli, Thandeka Luthuli Gcabashe

OCCUPATION: Politician


AWARDS: The Nobel Peace Prize…

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