Albert Luthuli: Mandela Before Mandela

Albert Luthuli: Mandela Before Mandela

Feb 26, 2020, 06:30 pm at Auburn Avenue Research Library

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Event Address: 101 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA


The Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Dr. Robert Trent Vinson as he lectures on his publication Albert Luthuli: Mandela before Mandela.

In his book Robert Trent Vinson recovers the important, but largely forgotten, story of Albert Luthuli, Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize winner and president of the African National Congress from 1952 to 1967. Luthuli linked South African anti-apartheid politics with other movements, becoming South Africa’s leading advocate of Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent civil disobedience techniques. He also framed apartheid as a crime against humanity and thus linked South African anti-apartheid struggles with international human rights campaigns.

Robert Trent Vinson received his Ph.D. in African History from Howard University. He has written The Americans are Coming!: The Dream of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa, and Albert Luthuli: Mandela before Mandela. Vinson is also the co-author of two additional books in preparation, Shaka's Progeny: Zulu Cultures and the Making of the Modern Atlantic World, co-authored with Benedict Carton and Crossing the Water: African Americans and South Africa, 1890-1965, a documentary history co-edited with Robert Edgar and David Anthony.

Event Start Date: Feb 26, 2020 06:30 pm

Event End Date: Feb 26, 2020 09:30 pm

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