Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Laws
College of Continuing Education, February 25, 2003
Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu has devoted his life to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa. In 1984 he received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to limit international trade and investment activities in South Africa. With his Nobel Peace Prize Fund, he established the Southern African Refugee Scholarship Fund. In 1985 he became Archbishop of Cape Town and the head of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa one year later. After his retirement, he presided over apartheid hearings as Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. He later served as a visiting professor at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
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