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Tuesday, 06 December 2011 06:00

Luthuli leaves for Oslo

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After an unexpected 17 hour delay at Johannesburg airport, Chief Luthuli and Nokukhanya were finally able to board the 'plane to London. A crowd of 1,000 people bid them farewell and best wishes for their journey to Norway where Chief Luthuli would be awarded the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize.

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.”

Additional Info

  • Object Name: Newspaper
  • Object ID: LutMus2010.07.083
  • Creator: Our Africa
  • Date: 6 Dec 1961
  • Description: Luthuli finally departs Johannesburg airport after unexpected delay.
  • People: Luthuli, Chief Albert; Luthuli, Nokukhanya


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

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