Today In African History – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

On this day in 1985, Desmond Mpilo Tutu became the first black ArchBishop of Johannesburg, South Africa, appointed in St. Mary’s Cathedral in the same city. ten years earlier, he was appointed as a Dean in the church.

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a lecturer by profession, with a masters degree in Theology from King’s College in England. His humanitarian work spreads outside the church into civil rights, calling sanctions to the once racially divided South African government in an effort to abolish apartheid.

A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Tutu is celebrated globally for his mannerisms on peace, unity and acceptance of diversification.

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