Archbishop Desmond Tutu Signed Photograph.

Rare photographic portrait of Desmond Tutu; warmly inscribed by him

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Signed Photograph.

TUTU, Desmond.


Item Number: 112961

Color photograph signed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “God bless you Desmond Tutu 10.12.98.” The photograph measures 5.75 by 4.25 inches. In fine condition.

South African Anglican cleric and theologian Desmond Tutu was the Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position. Tutu polarized opinion as he rose to notability in the 1970s. White conservatives who supported apartheid despised him, while many white liberals regarded him as too radical; many black radicals accused him of being too moderate and focused on cultivating white goodwill, while Marxist-Leninists criticized his anti-communist stance. He was widely popular among South Africa's black majority, and was internationally praised for his anti-apartheid activism, receiving a range of awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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