PEACE: Desmond Tutu 1984 - Soweto, South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 26° 14.348 E 027° 54.603
35J E 590892 N 7097514
Quick Description: This blue plaque is attached to the fencing wall protecting Mgr Tutu's house in Soweto, South Africa.
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 12/8/2013 8:08:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMJNDV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is one of the world’s most beloved leaders. His fame stretches far beyond South Africa’s borders and his words are relevant to the world at large. Known originally for his opposition to the apartheid regime, he later became a symbol of national reconciliation. He still speaks for the oppressed and the poor.

He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

The plaque reads:
"TUTU HOUSE - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, world renowned champion of human rights, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his decades of non-violent struggle for racial equality. In 1995, he was appointed by President Mandela to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
This has been the family home of Desmond and Leah Tutu since 1975. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary here, and it continues to be their Johannesburg residence. An addition to the house was designed by architect John Noero in 1990.
Unveiled 15 October 2011"

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Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1984

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