Tutu, Desmond Mpilo | b. 1931 | Archbishop of Cape Town

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Tutu, Desmond Mpilo | b. 1931 | Archbishop of Cape Town

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  • Tutu, Desmond Mpilo | b. 1931 |Bishop of Lesotho
  • Tutu, Desmond Mpilo | b. 1931 |Bishop of Johannesburg

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b. 1931


In 1978 Desmond Tutu was appointed general secretary of the South African Council of Churches and became a leading spokesperson for the rights of black South Africans. During the 1980s he played an unrivaled role in drawing national and international attention to the iniquities of apartheid, and in 1984 he won the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts.


Republic of South Africa, Africa

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GB 1847

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016
Updated by Carole McCallum, January 2017




Biography.com. 2016. Desmond Tutu. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.biography.com/people/desmond-tutu-9512516#personal-life. [Accessed 21 October 2016].

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