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.



17th Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture

The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Luthuli Foundation, and Luthuli Museum in partnership with University of KwaZulu Natal cordially invites you to the 2023 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture on Saturday 09 December 2023 at 11h30 – 13h30 where Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo will deliver the keynote address on the theme “Customary Law in South African Legal System: The Role of the Courts, Legislature and Civil Society”.

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There are three options to attend the lecture.

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  2. Scan the QR code for Zoom participation.
  3. Scan the QR code to stream the event on YouTube.



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.