Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli Collection

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Letter from the President Let's work together to speed up effective service to the people Since 1912, the ANC has dedicated itself to the historic mission of uniting our people in the struggle for...
Publication date: 15 - 21 January 2010
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
Contents Discovering Seme - Tim Couzens The Early Years - Richard Rive The Mount Hermon School File Product of Moody School How Congress Began - R V Selope Thema Discovering Seme -...
Author: Richard Rive and Tim Couzens
"Apartheid - the Indictment" One of the biggest failures of any group of people this century has been the failure of the ruling white minority in South Africa to discard policies which have nothing...
Publication date: 1 April 1964, London
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
Ron Press, This is Ron Press' story of his part in the struggle against apartheid. Forced into exile in the early 'sixties, Ron Press contributed to the struggle by providing much-needed technical...
Publication date: August, 1995
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
"The danger begins only when they make a virtue of necessity and want to freeze into a complete theoretical system all the tactics forced upon them by these fatal circumstances,...." Rosa...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
[Drum, a Johannesburg monthly, asked a number of African leaders, "Do we really want to get rid of the white man?" The following is the reply of Chief Lutuli.] My reply to the question is...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Joint statement by Chief Albert J. Lutuli and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1962 In 1957, an unprecedented Declaration of Conscience was issued by more than 100 leaders from every...
Publication date: 1962
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Have you ever expressed any views yourself in regard to the advantages or disadvantages of a non-violent struggle? Well, I have spoken about it... Would you tell their lordships, do you consider...
Archive Type: Interviews

In this Freedom Day address Lutuli introduces the campaign to make ordinary black people more aware of their political situation. Lutuli attempts to bridge the gap between the educated and the...
Publication date: 1953
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Natal through its accredited delegates whose stand was fully endorsed at the Conference of the African National Congress, Natal Branch, held in Durban on March 15, 1952, supported the decision of the...
Publication date: 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Introductory RemarksIt is proper and fitting that my friend and close colleague in Congress, Professor Z. K. Matthews, having acted for me the whole of this year as President-General on account of my...
Publication date: 1955
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Chief Lutuli intended to address a meeting in Johannesburg on July 11, 1954, in protest against the Western Areas Removal Scheme--the forcible removal of Africans from their homes in Johannesburg to...
Publication date: 1954
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Do you consider that Communism is a serious menace to South Africa?No, I do not. The nature of our own movement at present is Nationalist rather than Communist. There should be room for all political...
Publication date: 1953
Archive Type: Interviews

Sons and Daughters of Africa, Africa! Africa! Mayibuye! Inkululeko Ngesikathi Sethu! Freedom in Our Lifetime!My first pleasant task is to join Mr. Speaker in welcoming you all, delegates and visitors...
Publication date: 1953
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

A formidable comradeship-in-arms I am happy to have again the privilege of opening your Annual Conference. I assure you, friends that it gave me the greatest pleasure to respond affirmatively to your...
Publication date: 1953
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

This is an excerpt from a special message to the 44lh Annual Meeting of the ANC held in Bloemfonlein in 1955. It also makes reference to the grouping within the ANC that Lululi hoped to unite. He...
Publication date: 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

This message was published early in April 1958, before the general elections. Sir or Madam,You may be surprised to receive this message from the African National Congress: surprised because this is...
Publication date: 1958
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Chief Lutuli addressed this letter to the Prime Minister on behalf of the African National Congress, suggesting a multiracial convention to seek a solution to the country's pressing problems. Apart...
Publication date: 28 May 1957
Archive Type: Letters

On June 12 1964, Lutuli issued this statement when Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and six others were sentenced to life imprisonment in the "Rivonia Trial". Lutuli, who consistently followed...
Publication date: 1964
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Your Majesty, Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, here present! On an occasion like this words fail one. This is the most important occasion not only in my life, but in that of my dear wife,...
Publication date: 1961
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Text of the Nobel Lecture delivered by Chief Albert Lutuli in the Oslo University, on December 11, 1961In years gone by, some of the greatest men of our century have stood here to receive this Award...
Publication date: 1961
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Issued: 15 June 1953It is right and fitting that as your President-General, I should give you a message as we approach June 26th, a date that has become a landmark of special significance to the...
Publication date: 1953
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

This excerpt comes from Chief Lutuli's speech at the 44th Annual meeting of the ANC held in Bloemfontein on December 16 to 18, 1955. It indicates that there were different cleavages within the ANC...
Publication date: 1955
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The following statement appeared in New Age of 1 Feb.1962. In it Lutuli unequivocally rejects the government homeland's policy. He reaffirms the ANC's position on a democracy within a unitary state...
Publication date: 1962
Archive Type: Articles

This speech was made to the first Natal Congress of the People held. in Durban. It was cited in the Treason Trial and these excerpts are taken from the trial records. Lutuli stales the grievances of...
Publication date: 1954
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Text of a public statement by Chief Lutuli in November 1952 when the Government dismissed him from his position as Chief for refusing to resign from the African National Congress. I have been...
Publication date: 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Publication date: 01/05/1997
Archive Type: Articles

Demonstrations against Proclamation of Republic 6 May 1961 [Drum asked several non-European leaders for answers to three questions concerning the planned demonstrations. The following are answers...
Archive Type: Interviews

ANC National Chairperson, ANC Provincial Chairperson and provincial leadership, ANC NEC Members, Leaders of the Tripartite Alliance, The Luthuli Family, I am greatly honoured to deliver this...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Fifty Years of Union - Political Review My assignment is: "Political Review - Fifty Years of Union." I hope I shall succeed in dealing with the subject with objectivity and with an...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Publication date: 17 December 1955
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[This statement was to have been made to the court before the passing of sentence, after which I had been found guilty of burning my pass, guilty of disobeying a law by way of protest, and not guilty...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Archive Type: Articles | Speeches and Public Statements

The heart of a lioness has ceased to beat. Mama Nokukhanya Luthuli is no more. Comrade Nokukhanya Luthuli, 92 years old, was the wife of the late ANC President, Chief Albert Luthuli. She passed away...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The struggle for freedom is a reckless, foolish and sacrosanct adventure—so believed Albert Luthuli, president of the African National Congress from 1952-1968. A devour Christian, a man deeply...
Author: Jon Soske
Archive Type: Articles

The formulation and declaration by the United Nations Organisation of human rights and the fundamental freedoms was a great achievement. It marked a significant stage in human development when...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

To mark the 40th anniversary of the death of former ANC President Chief Albert Luthuli tomorrow, 21 July 2007, the ANC is publishing a special edition of the ANC political discussion journal Umrabulo...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Author: Mary Benson
Publication date: 1963
Archive Type: Online book
Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Face the future" 8 August 1960 The white minority rule policy of segregation and more so its virulent form, apartheid, have screened off from each other Black and White in South Africa....
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Members of the Luthuli Family, Honourable Premier, Dr Zweli Mkhize; Hon Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Paul Mashatile; His Majesty King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, isilo Samabandla, Judge...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

22 December 1996, Groutville Comrade chairperson; Members of the Luthuli family; Minister and Premiers; Leaders and veterans of the ANC; Members of the diplomatic corps and distinguished...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Luthuli was elected President of the ANC (Natal branch) in 1951 and this speech was delivered at the Bantu Social Centre in Durban in November of that year. It is one of his early ,political speeches...
Publication date: 1951
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Programme Director, The Family of Nkosi Albert Luthuli, Minister of Arts and Culture, Pallo Jordan, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sbu Ndebele, The Mayor of Ilembe District Municipality,...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Many problems face the emergent Black States in this continent. Among these problems are: the avoidance of economic chaos when independence comes; the problem of speeding up education among the...
Archive Type: Articles

[Extract] Chief Lutuli spoke of the "unprecedented human suffering being brought about by apartheid" and said: "But yet we are not despondent. We are encouraged in our struggle for...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

My people, my sons and my daughters As I pace the floor of my bedroom in the Grand Hotel, Oslo, putting the final touches on my speech of acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize my thoughts go out to...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Much has been said and written about the forthcoming multi-racial conference to be held in Johannesburg on December 3-5, 1957. Very little, if anything at all of what is new, can be said about it now...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

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