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

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

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

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, ANC Officials and NEC members, Captains of business and industry, Special guests, Good evening, we thank you all for coming to share this very special evening...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(An appeal sent to the people of the United Kingdom in May 1963 through the Anti-Apartheid Movement) I greet all lovers of freedom, wherever they may be. From my village in South Africa, where I...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Presidential Address to the 46th Annual Conference of the African National Congress, Durban, December 12-14, 1958 Sons and Daughters of Afrika, Nationalist Returned to Power We meet for our 46th...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(Press report) "The struggle for freedom must go on no matter how hard the struggle might be! It must go on because Freedom is the noblest human attainment for which man throughout the ages has...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

"The violence and terror that could be unleashed by the Government against all its opponents once it is armed with the draconian powers implicit in the Sabotage Bill may, I fear, ultimately lead...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Here I am, caged in, in the Lower Tugela District, by the oppressor`s ban on me. The confinement resulting from this ban is a painful reminder to me and to you all also that apartheid laws deny us...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry in regard to Undesirable Publications create another grave threat to the liberties of the people and constitute an unwarranted attack on the liberty...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

In his national Freedom Day Call, ANC President-General Albert Lutuli calls on all lovers of freedom in our land to commemorate the past deeds for freedom and to rededicate themselves to the cause of...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Congratulations to New Age and its predecessors. Twenty-five years of uninterrupted production is an achievement that is remarkable for the progressive press of any country. It is even more so in the...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[Extract] Peace is indissolubly interwoven with the question of freedom, for peace without freedom is a mockery… Freedom cannot flower to its best except in a climate of peace. For oppressed people...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

A spirit that refuses to submit to Tyranny Once again another biennial Conference is upon you. It is my good fortune to be privileged once more to open your biennial Conference. It was in 1954 when...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

I welcome most heartily the convening of the Afro-Asian Conference and congratulate all those responsible for organising this historic meeting. I deeply cherish the hope that the deliberations at...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(Extracts) In sincerely wishing you good health, strength and longevity of life, both for your sake and for the sake of the successful prosecution of our struggle for freedom, I wish to say that we...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[Chief Lutuli said that it was no coincidence that he has chosen New Age to make this statement. "New Age has already been threatened under the Sabotage Bill with banning and I have decided to...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Dear friend: Just before I went to Oslo last December to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, I wrote a letter to Americans expressing both surprise and satisfaction that men abroad have grasped our...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The new assault on civil liberties and democracy generally made by the General Law Amendment Bill "the Sabotage Bill" about to become law in the Republic of South Africa, has rightly...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Mr. Ngubane has written most voluminously in several issues of the Indian Opinion making scathing and unjustified remarks about the African National Congress and its leadership. It is my duty as...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The eminent British statesman, Mr. Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of Britain turned to Africa, including the Union, "to see." But, in the end, he did more than "see." He gave us...
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Albert Luthuli's Presidential Address to the Forty-fifth Annual Conference of the African National Congress, Orlando, Johannesburg, December 16, 1957 The powers that be have again made my...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[Protest meetings were held in South Africa in February 1955 denouncing the government`s use of force to remove African people from the Western Areas. Chief Lutuli sent this message to the people...
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

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