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Nontombi Naomi Tutu

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The daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu. Naomi Tutu is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on gender,race and international relations.

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Created: 7th Jul 2008
Modified: 7th Jul 2008
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South Africa

Description of Work:
After completing her masters Tutu served as a consulting associate for Equator Advisory Services, a private consulting firm in Sub-saharan Africa that carried out consulting work in South Africa looking into educational and professional opportunities for black women. Tutu taught courses on development issues and education in Africa at the University of Hartford and Connecticut and Brevard College in North Carolina. Tutu also worked as program coordinator of the Gender Institute at University of Cape Town. Presently she is the program coordinator for the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University. The institute focuses on the problem of race in the global community. Naomi Tutu has received numerous awards and honors for organizations such as the California State Legislature, the Kentucky State Branches of the NAACP, the Boston City Council, Who's Who of Africans in America and Dollars and Sense Magazine. Naomi Tutu is the author of Words of Desmond Tutu and I Don't Think of You As Black: Honest Conversations on Race. Sources:
Biographical Information
Nontombi Naomi Tutu
(At a Glance)
Gender: female
Place of Origin: South Africa
Naomi Tutu was born in Krugersdorp, South Africa during apartheid. She is the third daughter to archbishop Demond Tutu and his wife Nomalizo. Living under apartheid drew Tutu's attention to issues of racism and gender-related disparities.

She holds a BA in Economics and French from Berea College in Berea, KY and an MA in International Economic Development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and Economic Development at the University of Kentucky. Tutu was awarded an honorary docterate by the Universal Orthodox College of Ogun State, Nigeria in 1985. She wrote her docterate with the London School of Economics while teaching in the School of Education and the University of Connecticut.

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