People from all walks of life came to the University of KwaZulu Natal, Westville Campus on 25 November 2017 as part of a special day to celebrate the life and legacy of Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli. The memorial lecture was organised by the Department of Arts and Culture, the University of KwaZulu Natal and the Luthuli Museum. The Lecture was set to address the broader continental issues of democracy; development; economic prosperity; and the historical ties that bind Africa. For Luthuli his struggle was not only for a free South Africa, but for a free Africa as testified in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on 10 December 1960 when he said that he accepts the award “as an honour not only to South Africa, but for the whole continent…Mother Africa, all its people, whatever their race, colour or creed.