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Tour of the Albert Luthuli Museum at Groutville - Saturday, 1 December 2018

Dear Alumni and friends,

Tour of the Albert Luthuli Museum at Groutville

Situated in the township of Groutville, near KwaDukuza, it is fitting that today Chief Albert Luthuli’s original 1927 home stands as a national monument. Visitors can walk through the rooms where top ANC leaders like Nelson Mandela spent the night, see the exhibition on the life of Chief Albert Luthuli, Africa’s first Nobel Peace Laureate or sit on the bench where he met with former United States senator Robert Kennedy in 1966. The Museum is set in lovely landscaped gardens and in a safe and secure environment. 

Opened in August 2004 by former president Thabo Mbeki, the Luthuli Museum is different from others in South Africa. Its opening attracted an audience of about fifteen thousand people, who gathered in KwaDukuza paying tribute to the Chief who urged South Africans as early as the late 1950's, to set an example for the world. The museum dismisses the notion of museums being boring places to view dusty old pieces of paper and old objects in glass cases but rather supports the thinking that this is a living museum reflecting the values of non-racialism, democracy and human rights of a man clearly ahead of his time. 

Visitors to the museum can view a comprehensive and informative exhibition on Chief Luthuli's life. The Interpretative Centre hosts regular temporary exhibitions, as well as various educational programmes and documentary screenings. Archival material is available to researchers.
 

Join us for what promises to be a most inspiring and informative tour of one of the country’s legacy museums.
 

DATE: Saturday, 1 December 2018
TIME : 10h00 to 12h00
VENUE: 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville, 4450
COST : Nil
RSVP : Places are very limited, early bookings are advised to Nomcebo Msweli on 031 260 2016 or email: mswelin@ukzn.ac.za

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Robin Ralfe
Chairman Durban Alumni Association


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