First African presented the Nobel Prize for Peace was in 1960
The African was Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli, who was a Zulu chief, an educator and President of South Africa’s African National Congress (from 1952 to 1967) was presented the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1960, his peaceful opposition to apartheid.
- Albert Lutuli: Biographical
Chief of his tribe and president-general of the African National Congress, Albert John Lutuli (1898?-July 21, 1967) was the leader of ten million black Africans in their nonviolent campaign for civil rights in South Africa.
- Albert Lutuli: Facts
Twenty-five years after the award of the 1936 Peace Prize to concentration-camp prisoner Carl von Ossietzky, the Nobel Committee for the second time chose a prize-winner who was being persecuted by his own authorities.
- Albert Lutuli: Nobel Lecture
Listen to an excerpt from Albert Lutuli’s Nobel Lecture**
- Albert Luthuli: Acceptance Speech
Albert Lutuli’s Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1961*
- Albert Lutuli: Nominations
Nominated on 17 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
- Albert Lutuli – Wikipedia
Inkosi Albert John Lutuli (commonly spelled Luthuli;[a] c. 1898 – 21 July 1967), also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi, was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician.
- Chief Albert John Luthuli | South African History Online
Chief Albert Luthuli, who became Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 1960, was President-General of the African National Congress (ANC) from December 1952 until his death in 1967.
- Albert John Luthuli facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com …
Albert Luthuli was born in Solusi mission station, Rhodesia, where his father served American missionaries as an interpreter. The Luthulis had originally come from Groutville, a Zulu mission station about 40 miles to the north of Durban.
- Albert John Luthuli | South African leader | Britannica.com
Albert John Luthuli, in full Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli, Luthuli also spelled Lutuli (born 1898, near Bulawayo, Rhodesia [now in Zimbabwe]—died July 21, 1967, Stanger, S.Af.), Zulu chief, teacher and religious leader, and president of the African National Congress (1952–60) in South Africa.
- Albert John Luthuli – Thefamouspeople.com
Albert John Luthuli was a South African teacher and politician who fought for civil rights in South Africa. Read this biography and timeline to know more about Luthuli’s life and childhood.
1960, 1952 to 1967
Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli
President of South Africa’s African National Congress