WASHINGTON - JUNE 06: Desmond Tutu poses on the red carpet during the Ford's Theatre Society Annual Gala at Ford's Theatre on June 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president says Desmond Tutu, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and the retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died at the age of 90.
An uncompromising foe of apartheid, South Africa's brutal regime of oppression again the Black majority, Tutu worked tirelessly, but non-violently, for its downfall.
The buoyant, blunt-spoken clergyman used his pulpit as the first Black bishop of Johannesburg and later Archbishop of Cape Town as well as frequent public demonstrations to galvanize public opinion against racial inequity both at home and globally.
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