Luthuli Museum

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Thursday, 24 Jun 2021

Oral History: Donald Sivetye (Part I)

Monday, 17 October 2011 17:12 Published in Audio Visual

Oral history interview between Donald Sivetye and Scott Couper/Mwelela Cele. Sivetye provides autobiographical information and reveals that his mother was Luthuli's sister. He focuses on his and his father's encounters with Luthuli as well as Kennedy's visit to Groutville, the history and development of the area and the formation of MK. He also discusses his family's reaction to Luthuli's death.

Oral History: Donald Sivetye (Part II)

Monday, 17 October 2011 17:12 Published in Audio Visual

Part II of Oral history interview between Donald Sivetye and Mwelela Cele. Sivetye reveals that both his father and Luthuli were at McCord hospital at the same time early in 1967. He discusses the memorial service held in Luthuli's honour and reflect's on the Luthuli family's influence on the Groutville community. As well he reflects on why he was not politically active when growing up, in spite of this Uncle's influence. He also reflects on the Luthuli children, the Church and his family's participation in the Bambatha uprising. Finally, he speaks again about Luthuli's funeral service.

Oral History: Saro Naicker (wife of M P Naicker)

Monday, 17 October 2011 17:11 Published in Audio Visual

Oral history interview with Saro Naicker (wife of M P Naicker) and Barbara Wahlberg.

Naicker provides basic biographical information before giving details about her marriage to M P Naicker. She discusses her husband's role in the NIC and Communist Party and his commitment to Luthuli as his speech writer, which brought her into contact with the Chief and Nokukhanya on a few occassions.

She reveals details about her own arrests and imprisonments during the Defiance Campaign and how harrassment by the special branches eventually forced her and MP to seek refuge in London.

The Passive Resistance Campaign, Treason Trial and Rivonia Trial are also subjects raised during the interview. Naicker concludes the conversation by sharing her lasting impressions of Luthuli and Nokukhanya.

The Bible

Monday, 17 October 2011 17:10 Published in Objects
Luthuli's family bible in English. First pages include handwritten notes of family births and deaths and short family history.

Comet Fault Causes Delay for Luthuli

Monday, 17 October 2011 17:08 Published in Archives

Comet Fault Causes Delay for Luthuli. Digital copy. Newspaper clipping showing Luthuli, wife and daughter waiting for 'plane to Norway

Interviews by Owen & Corbett and A. Luthuli, E. Luthuli, Y. Mohammed & G. Suleman

Luthuli holding one of his grandchildren

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:57 Published in Photographs
Black and white photograph of Chief Luthuli holding one of his grandchildren

Mayibuye Afrika: Chief Albert John Lutuli 'His story'

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:43 Published in Audio Visual

VISIT THE LUTHULI MUSEUM or CONTACT US to watch this retrospective documentary on Luthuli's life.

Included in the documentary:

Footage of Luthuliís grave in Groutville; stills of his birthplace, Zimbabwe; archival footage of Natal; shots of Aldinville while Charlotte Goba also discusses Martin Luthuli and his role in founding the ANC; Footage of Groutville at time of making Mayibuye; footage of and anecdotes about educational institutions Luthuli attended and taught at including Ohlange Institute, Edendale teacher training college, Blauwbosen school, and Adams College; Dr Ellen Khuzwayo remembers Luthuli as a teacher and his passion for soccer and Shooting Stars team; Luthuli and Nokukhanyaís marriage; and Jane Ngobese and Albertinah Luthuli discuss their Chiefís role as their father.

Footage of Jan Smuts calling South Africans to join war effort; Dr Albertinah Luthuli recalls her Fatherís comments that Smuts deceived Africans

Daughters of Africa Movement

Hertzog Bills and Native Bills; formation of Native Representative Council (NRC)

Ismail Meer speaks about NRC

Nelson Mandela speaks about NRC

Rowley Arenstein speaks about 1946 mining strike and Atlantic Charter

NRC ceases sitting

Passive Resistance Campaign and reaction of world at United Nations session

Archival footage of Dr Malan

Luthuliís visit to USA, 1948, briefly mentioned

Formation of ANC Youth League: archival photographs of Lembethe; Sisulu; Tambo; Mandela; Yengwa; Conco

Dr Jame Moroka, Chairperson of ANC

Luthuliís challenge to A W G Champion

Mangosuthu Buthelezi discusses Champion and election of Luthuli to replace him

1952 Defiance; ANC; Monty Naicker; Port Elizabeth Riots

Luthuli forced to choose between ANC and NRC posts

Archie Gumede speaks about Luthuliís forced decision to step down as Chief

Suppression of Communism Act

ANCís decision to remove Dr Moroka as chairperson when he abandonís members sent to trial; Luthuli replaces him

Role of women in struggle; beer hall riots

Archival footage of Cato Manor riots

Boycott campaign (cigarettes etc)

Luthuliís first banning and his reaction

Contemporary footage of Luthuliís store and discussion about this business venture

Goolam Suleman and Ray Swart discuss Bantu Education policy

July 1954: Sophiatown forced removals- archival footage and Luthuliís message of support to the resistors

The Freedom Charter and Congress of the People 1955

Edgar Luthuli recalls his father being arrested for Treason; Ismail Meer explains how Treason Trail gave ANC members opportunity to be in same place and discuss issues and speaks about respect Luthuli commanded form all races; discussion about Treason Trial in fact uniting anti-Apartheid opposition

Boycott of Putco buses in Alexandra

Transvaal Provincial Congress

Suleman speaks about Luthuliís friendship with Moses Kotane and his accepting attitude towards communists

Verwoerd regime and establishment of Transkei Bantustan

Hennie Serfontein remembers Pretoria study group meeting that Luthuli was to address until it was disrupted by Right-wing activists; Hendrick Claasens, right wing activist, remembers his part is disrupting the meeting

Black Sash invite Luthuli to Cape Town

Winifred Wright recalls Luthuliís address at Rondebosch Town Halls as one of the most memorable experiences of her life

Noel Robb speaks about Luthuliís Cape Town trip and the subsequent five year ban executed on his return

Ray Swart speaks about arrangements he made with E V Mohammed to meet Luthuli

Pass Laws; joint statement by Luthuli and Martin Luther King

Sharpeville massacre; pass burning

Tony Brink recounts how Luthuli burnt pass at his house and shows ashes he collected; Brink speaks about chauffeuring Luthuli to various pass burning ceremonies

Contemporary footage of Groutville and Luthuliís home; narrative concerns Luthuliís return to Groutville at the close of the Treason Trial

Mandela elected at head of ANCYL

Mandela speaks about formation of MK; recalls Luthuliís stance on non-violence but acceptance of majority decision; recounts anecdote about Luthuli claiming if anyone mistakenly considers him a pacifist, they should try taking one of his chickens and then see what kind of man he is; speaks about how decision was reached to form MK wing with Luthuliís permission

First MK bombs; Luthuli receives Nobel Peace Prize

Jean Hill speaks about E V Mohammed

Footage of Stanger/ KwaDukuza; E V Mohammedís friendship with Luthuli

Oliver Tambo speaks about Luthuliís trip to Norway

Archival footage of Luthuli receiving Nobel Peace Prize; singing Nkosi Sikelele

Purchasing of farm in Swaziland with Nobel Peace Prize money to support ANC in exile

Let My People Go published and subsequently banned

Archival footage of Nelson Mandela; Mandelaís capture

Family discusses how Luthuli suffered isolation on account of bannings

Archival footgae of Vorster speaking about separate development

Rivonia Trial

Luthuli criticises Britain for not playing more significant role in challenging Apartheid Government

Sulemanspeaks about why Luthuli passed only most necessary information to comrades in case of being detained

Kennedyís visit to Luthuli

Luthuliís final years in Groutville; footage of railway line where Luthuli was knocked down

Ndlovu speaks about reaction on Robben island to Luthuliís death

Final reflections of Mandela and others; audio of Luthuli singing Nkosi Sikelele

Luthuli, Groutville

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:41 Published in Photographs
Chief Luthuli, Nokukhanya, Albertinah and grandson seated on a bench in their garden, Groutville.

Autobiography of Jean Hill

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:31 Published in Archives
Autobiography of Jean Hill, granddaughter of George Herbert Dunn. About life in Cape Peninsula region.
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