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October 1931 - December 2021
Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and the Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, was an instrumental leader in the dismantling South African apartheid. His use of nonviolent tactics such as mass marches, boycotts, and sanctions helped the country avoid civil war. In 1995, President Nelson Mandela appointed Tutu to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Through his work with the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and The Elders he became a global force for peacemaking.
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