Inkosi Albert John Lutuli (commonly spelled Luthuli; c.?1898 – 21 July 1967), also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi, was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician.
Luthuli was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1952, at the time an umbrella organisation that led opposition to the white minority government in South Africa, and served until his accidental death.
He was awarded the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid.
He was the first person of African heritage to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Luthuli was a lay preacher of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) based at its Groutville Congregational Church in Stanger, KwaZulu Natal, where Luthuli was laid to rest upon his passing in 1967.