Throwback to Albert Luthuli delivering his Nobel Peace Prize lecture

Throwback to Albert Luthuli delivering his Nobel Peace Prize lecture

On this day in history, 58 years ago, Albert Luthuli delivered his Nobel lecture after receiving the Peace Prize.

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The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the most prestigious awards a human being can receive. According to Wikipedia, it is one of five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel.

On 10 December, 1961, Albert Luthuli became the first of only four South Africans ever to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

The following day, which anniversary is celebrated today, Luthuli delivered his Nobel Lecture. Briefly.co.za learned the struggle icon was serving a ban under the apartheid government at the time.

The then-ANC president was issued a special 10-day passport to travel to Oslo, Norway, to accept the award.

He and his fellow comrades were banned over the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. Luthuli became the first South African to ever be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

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The three other South Africans who were awarded the prestigious award were Bishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1984, as well as FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela.

De Klerk and Nelson Mandela were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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