On 21 July 1967, Chief Albert Luthuli met with his untimely death  under questionable circumstances. Today, 54 years later we remember this Nobel Peace Laureate (1961) and President General of the ANC (1952 – 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.



Nokukhanya Luthuli Public Dialogue

The Luthuli Museum in collaboration with KZN Arts and Culture (Archives) invites you to a virtual event on Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 15h00 – 17h00 where Professor Jillian Kelly will deliver her paper titled ‘Nokukhanya Luthuli as the First Lady of the ANC’ with Dr. Gcina Mhlophe as the Discussant.

To RSVP click the Read More button to secure your virtual attendance.

Click on the names below to view brief biography.

Professor Jillian Kelly (from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA)

Dr. Gcina Mhlophe (from Gcinamasiko Heritage Trust)


Black History Month Online Exhibition

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.