On 21 July 1967, Chief Albert Luthuli met with his untimely death  under questionable circumstances. Today, 56 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.



Time of the Writer Community Outreach Programme at Luthuli Museum

This is a partnership programme between the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and the Luthuli Museum.

Local and international authors would provide a dynamic platform for dialogue and exchange on a wide range of themes and offer a rare opportunity for learners/aspiring writers to gain penetrating insights into many facets that inform the art of creative writing.

There will be one guest writer who will speak and answer questions from the audience. Joanne Hichens (Author name hyperlinked to their bio)


Date: 20th March 2024

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Luthuli Museum



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:


Logo - Luthuli Legacy Walk (Gold)

The Luthuli Legacy Walk & Fun Run is an annual commemorative event organised by the Luthuli Museum. The event is aimed at commemorating the passing of Chief Albert Luthuli on 21 July 1967. It takes place during the month of July to coincide with the date of his death.