WHAT IT TAKES: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

American Academy of Achievement | 2/1/2018, 3:59 p.m.
Desmond Tutu was the moral force that helped bring down Apartheid in South Africa.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, founder of Girls Not Brides
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WHAT IT TAKES: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu was the moral force that helped bring down Apartheid in South Africa. As a young priest, he was not very political, despite the fact that he’d grown up under the most brutal form of segregation. But his theology evolved, he says, and he realized it was a divine calling to fight for justice. In this episode you’ll hear Archbishop Tutu describe his personal, spiritual and political journey -- including the Nobel Peace Prize and chairmanship of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. You’ll also hear his passionate explanation of why humans are essentially good, no matter how often it may seem to the contrary.