By Jon Donahue
- Born around 1898 in Solusi Mission (Later to be Southwestern Zimbabwe)
- His Grandfather was the second Chief of Groutville
- lived at a Seventh-Day Adventist mission near Vryheid in today's northern Natal.
- Later sent to Groutville to be educated by his uncle, Chief Martin Luthuli
- Eventually converted to Christianity
- 1917, became elementary school teacher, then attended Adams College to become a higher level teacher, and taught at Adams College for 15 years
- After teaching, Luthuli became Chief of Groutville
Married a teacher named Nokukhanya Bhengu and had 2 sons and 5 daughters
Accomplishments in the ANC
- Joined ANC in 1944 and was elected ANC's president in 1952 for 15 years
- Considered one of the most influential black South African to the whites
First African to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1961
Very active, even though he was shut down by the government with bans and arrests.
Participated with his followers in strikes, protests, and stay-at-homes.
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