Albert John Luthuli
Prophetic Witness in South Africa
21 July 1967
From the Satucket Lectionary
Albert John Lutuli (commonly spelled Luthuli), also known by his Zulu name “Mvumbi” (c. 1898 – 21 July 1967), 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.
The third son of Seventh-day Adventist missionary John Bunyan Lutuli and Mtonya Gumede, Albert Lutuli was born near Bulawayo in what was then called Rhodesia, around 1898. His father died, and he and his mother returned to her ancestral home of Groutville in KwaDukuza (Stanger), Natal, South Africa.
Luthuli was confirmed in the Methodist church and became…
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