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UNF remembers former visiting instructor Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu and former UNF president John Delaney embracing on stage at a graduation ceremonyThe University of North Florida remembers and celebrates the life of Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, esteemed human rights activist and powerful force for nonviolence in the anti-apartheid movement, who recently passed away. Best known around the globe for his many accolades in the defense of racial justice and LGBTQ rights, Archbishop Tutu was a friend of the University and former visiting instructor.

During his time at UNF in 2003, Tutu created and taught a credit course for UNF students and three non-credit mini courses that were open to the public centering around his experiences in South African politics and the struggle against apartheid.

Tutu also donated a collection of his papers to UNF’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library in honor of former President John Delaney’s retirement. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Collection was presented to UNF in 2018 and includes two manuscripts for books that have since been published, “Number Two to Tutu: A Memoir by Michael Nuttall” and “God Has a Dream by Desmond Tutu,” which he wrote while teaching at UNF, as well as handwritten notes, class notes, speeches, correspondence with his friends and more.