10 thought-provoking Desmond Tutu quotes that will awaken your African spirit

Mildred Europa Taylor Oct 7, 2018 at 08:00am

October 07, 2018 at 08:00 am | History

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

October 07, 2018 at 08:00 am | History

Desmond Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop

Throughout his life, Desmond Tutu has been one of Africa’s great voices for freedom, justice and democracy.

The South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop rose to fame in the 1980s due to his fight against apartheid.

Born Desmond Mpilo Tutu on October 7, 1931, in South Africa, the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, in 1984, received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid.

Though he has retired from public life since 2010, he remains one of South Africa’s most distinguishable personality and one of the world’s most prominent religious leaders.

Having authored or coauthored numerous publications, here are 10 quotes from the famous Anglican cleric:

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