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Tutu talks about truth at MLK Community Breakfast

Race and gender justice activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spoke at a Community Breakfast Jan. 12 as part of a series of events honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Building the Beloved Community.” Her talk, “Truth & Reconciliation: Healing the Wounds of Racism,” was sponsored by Furman’s Center for Inclusive Communities and the Community Relations office. It focused on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) formed to help South Africa move forward and unify following the end of apartheid. For Tutu, the TRC underscored the reality that, among other things, history is made up of victories and horrible tragedy. But, she said in a piece published by The Greenville News, “the only way to move forward is by telling the truth of our story.”


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