PEACE: Desmond Mpilo Tutu - Capetown South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
S 33° 54.390 E 018° 25.188
34H E 261432 N 6245213
Quick Description: Desmond Mpilo Tutu South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:40:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM3BB7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Tutu was born of Xhosa and Tswana parents and was educated in South African mission schools at which his father taught. Though he wanted a medical career, Tutu was unable to afford training and instead became a schoolteacher in 1954. He resigned his post in 1957. Ordained an Anglican parish priest in 1961, Tutu lectured at a theological seminary in Johannesburg. In the late 1960s he moved to London, where he obtained an M.A. from Kings College, London.
he was elected the first black archbishop of Cape Town, thus becoming the primate of South Africa's 1,600,000-member Anglican church; he retired from the primacy in 1996 and became archbishop emeritus.
Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1984

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