Uppsala 8 November
Time: 14.00–17.00
Venue: Vasasalen, Uppsala Castle (entrance F), Uppsala
Invitation to Uppsala event  (pdf opens in new window).

Oslo 11 November
Time: 14.00–17.00
Venue: Nobel Peace Center, Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1 
Invitation to Oslo event (pdf opens in new window).

Some remaining seats! RSVP to Annika Franklin, phone +46(0)18-56 22 50 or email Annika.franklin@nai.uu.se.

A symposium in commemoration of the 1961 Nobel Peace Prize to Chief Albert Luthuli and Dag Hammarskjöld is held in Uppsala 8 November and in Oslo 11 November. It brings back the lasting legacy of the two Nobel laureates and their contributions the emancipation of humanity at a time when the winds of change were blowing over the African continent. Participants will recall the merits and philosophies of two outstanding global leaders and their lasting contribution to fundamental human rights for all.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Albert Luthuli as the first African in 1960. He was only able to receive the Prize in 1961, the year in which the Prize was posthumously awarded to Dag Hammarskjöld. Chief Luthuli represented the desire of the (South) African people for dignity and freedom, a desire Dag Hammarskjöld always recognized and supported. The two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of 1960/61 therefore symbolized and represented the global alliance in support of the place the African continent and her people deserve in the world.

Read an article by NAI researcher Tor Sellström, "Hammarskjöld and apartheid South Africa: Mission unaccomplished" (African Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol 11, no. 2, 2011).

Books and one film about Albert Luthuli in the NAI library:

Shelf: 920 11/686
Couper, Scott.
Albert Luthuli : bound by faith / Scott Couper. - Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2010. - xi, 291 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports., ; 23 cm.
Keywords: Political leadership, Biographies, Apartheid, Political opposition, Political history, Anti-apartheid movements, Anti-apartheid activists, Political prisoners, South Africa,
Shelf: Sydafrika Lut
Lutuli, Albert J.
Lutuli speaks : portrait of Chief Lutuli / Albert J. Lutuli - [S.l.] : Solidarity Committee of the German Democratic Republic, 1982 - 95 s.
Keywords: South Africa., National liberation movements., Apartheid., Speeches.,
Shelf: L Lut
Luthuli, Albert
Let my people go : an autobiography / Albert Luthuli - London : Collins, 1962 - 255 s.
Keywords: Biographies, Political leadership, Apartheid, South Africa, Political prisoners,
Shelf: AV 212
The legacy of a legend chief Albert J. M. Luthuli / written and directed by Buntu Williams. - Cape Town : Amandla Comm., 2004. - 1 DVD video (52 min.).
Keywords: South Africa., Apartheid., Race relations., Racial discrimination., Political leadership., Political history., Political prisoners, Anti-apartheid movements, Documentary films, DVD video

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