Along with Chief Luthuli’s original family home, the Luthuli Museum possesses approximately 4,000 artefacts relating to Chief Luthuli and the Liberation Movement. These include oral histories, the Chief’s furniture, letters, photographs, manuscripts, and articles.
Among the most fascinating items in our collections is the Luthuli family bible in which Chief Luthuli’s wife, Nokukhanya, has meticulously handwritten the birthdates of each family member and recorded a short history of the Luthulis.
We also hold photographs of Luthuli en route to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This was donated with other documents by Masabala Yengwa’s family in memory of his friendship with the Chief whom he served as secretary of the ANC in Natal. The Museum’s collection of newspaper clippings relating to Senator Robert Kennedy’s trip to South Africa, where he met with Luthuli at his Groutville home, are all the more interesting in light of Larry Shore’s recent film RFK In The Land Of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope, which documents this very journey.
Donate to the Luthuli Museum collections:
The Luthuli Museum is continuously expanding its collections and welcomes queries about donations and sales of artefacts related to Chief Albert Luthuli. For more information, please contact the Luthuli Museum Curatorial Department.
Luthuli Museum Curatorial Department
P.O. Box 1869
Tel: +27 32 559 6822
Fax: +27 32 559 6806
“Let the Spirit of Luthuli Speak to All”