To conserve, uphold, promote and propagate the life,

values, philosophies and legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli.

(1898 – 1967)



Chief Albert Luthuli became the first African to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent stance in the fight for liberation. He traveled to Oslo, Norway in December 1961 – an epic and ground-breaking event to receive his prize for the year 1960.


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Luthuli Museum and partners invite you to the 2019 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Samia Nkrumah, the daughter of Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, the founding father of an independent Ghana in 1957. Samia Nkrumah is the founder and president of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan African Centre and has worked for many years as a journalist and a media consultant.

This year’s Memorial Lecture will revisit the shared vision of two great Pan African leaders, Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli and late President Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, who aspired for an independent united Africa destined to better the lives of all its citizens. Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli is Africa’s first Nobel Peace Laureate (1960) and was the President General of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1952 until his untimely death on 21 July 1967.




The Luthuli Museum supports on-site and travelling exhibitions that honour, explore and inform about the legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli and the Liberation Movement. Our current and upcoming exhibitions include the following:



The Luthuli Museum is a national cultural institution charged with conserving, upholding, promoting and propagating the life, values, philosophies and legacy of the late Chief Albert Luthuli.