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Baba and King Olav, 1961

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On 9th December 1961, Chief Luthuli and Nokukhanya were formally received by King Olav of Norway in anticipation of Chief Luthuli accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for 1960 the following day. The Nobel committee selected Luthuli to receive the award in recognition of his efforts to bring an end to racial discrimination and injustice in South Africa through peaceful methods.  In his acceptance speech, Luthuli said “Our vision has always been that of a non-racial, democratic South  Africa which upholds the rights of all who live in our country to remain there as full citizens with equal rights and responsibilities with all others.”

Back in South Africa, street fights break out in Johannesburg as a group of white South Africans attempt to break up a public meeting held to honour Chief Luthuli becoming Africa's first Nobel Peace Laureate.

Additional Info

  • Object Name: Print, Photographic
  • Object ID: LutMus2004.01.006.031
  • Creator: -
  • Date: 9-Dec-61
  • Description: Baba and King Olav, 1961. Black and white image of Luthuli with King Olav. Luthuli is wearing a tie and holds a parcel in his hand. King Olav stands slightly behind him and wears a fedora hat.
  • People: Luthuli, Chief Albert; Luthuli, Nokukhanya; King Olav
Last modified on Friday, 09 December 2011 11:13


Laura Gibson currently manages the digitisation and collections management project at Luthuli Museum, Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal.

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