PHOTOS: Desmond Tutu through the years
South African Bishop Desmond Tutu receives the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize from Coretta Scott King (left) and Christine King Farris, the king’s sister (center), during an ecumenical service at the Atlanta Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jan.20, 1986.
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South African Bishop Desmond Tutu receives the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize from Coretta Scott King (left) and Christine King Farris, King’s sister (center), during an ecumenical service in Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 20, 1986.
AP / Dennis Cook (file)
South African Bishop Desmond Tutu salutes during an anti-apartheid speech in 1986 outside the South African embassy in Washington. An uncompromising enemy of apartheid, the brutally oppressive South African regime once again black majority, Tutu worked tirelessly and peacefully against it.
AP / Adil Bradlow (File)
In this 1989 photo, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu (center) jogs along a white-only beach with a crowd of supporters near Cape Town, South Africa, as religious organizations continued their campaign to challenge apartheid laws.
AP / David Brauchli (File)
Tutu (left) and Nelson Mandela, then President-elect of South Africa, chat during celebrations in Soweto, South Africa, in this 1994 file photo.
Salvatore Di Nolfi / Keystone via AP (File)
Desmond Tutu speaks at a press conference in Geneva in this 2006 archive photo.
AP / Hassan Ammar (File)
In this 2010 file photo, Desmond Tutu gestures during the World Cup opening concert at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa.
AP / J. Scott Applewhite (File)
President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Desmond Tutu in the East Room of the White House in 2009.
Henk Kruger / African News Agency via AP (File)
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (shown holding their son Archie) met Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah in Cape Town in 2019.
AP / Nardus Engelbrecht (File)
Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah attended a church service in Cape Town on October 7 as he celebrated his 90th birthday.
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