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Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

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.

Events with this presenter

International Speaker Series

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu
International Speaker Series (2002–2003)

The Struggle for Social Justice and Human Rights

Desmond Tutu

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