Chief Albert Luthuli, first black African to win Nobel Prize in 1961

Chief Albert Luthuli, first black African to win Nobel Prize in 1961

- Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli made history in this month in 1961 and Briefly.co.za takes a look back at this amazing achievement

- Luthuli became the first black African to earn the Nobel Peace Prize

- He was granted special permission to accept the award in Norway

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Chief Albert Luthuli was president of the ANC and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.

The award was in recognition of his resistance to apartheid through non-violent means.

At the time, Luthuli’s movements were restricted by the government but he was granted special permission to accept the award in 1961.

The five-year ban confined him to a 24 km radius of his home but it was lifted for 10 days.

He travelled to Oslo, Norway to attend the ceremony.

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Luthuli accepted the award on behalf of the struggling people of South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Gunnar Jahn, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee chairperson, lauded Luthuli for his efforts to achieve equality in South Africa.

Luthuli became the first black African to receive the award.

Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, shared a video clip commemorating the achievement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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