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Albert Lutuli
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President of the African National Congress
In office
Preceded by James Moroka
Succeeded by Oliver Tambo
Personal details
Born c. 1898
Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia
Died 21 July 1967(1967-07-21)
Stanger, Natal, South Africa
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Nokukhanya Bhengu

Inkosi Albert John Luthuli (very often spelt Lutuli; c. 1898 – 21 July 1967), also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi (English language: continuous rain), was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. Luthuli was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1952. At this time, an umbrella organisation that led opposition to the white minority government in South Africa. Luthuli ended up serving until his accidental death. He was awarded the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid. He was the first person of African heritage to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Luthuli was a lay preacher of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) based at its Groutville Congregational Church in Stanger, KwaZulu Natal, where Luthuli was laid to rest upon his passing in 1967.

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