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Albert Lutuli

Personal data
Date of birthc. 1898
Place of birthBulawayo, Southern Rhodesia
Date of deathJuly 21, 1967(age 1967)
Place of deathStanger, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Political partyAfrican National Congress
SpouseNokukhanya Bhengu
President of the African National Congress
In office1952 - 1967
Succeeded byOliver Tambo
Preceded byJames Moroka

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Albert John Lutuli (commonly spelled Luthuli; c. 1898 21 July 1967), also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi, was a South African teacher and politician. Lutuli was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC), at the time an umbrella organisation that led opposition to the white minority government in South Africa. He was awarded the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid. He was the first African, and the first person from outside Europe and the Americas, to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


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