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Nobel Laureate Tutu To Visit Mass. High School

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of peaceful opposition to South African apartheid, is scheduled to speak at a Massachusetts high school this spring.

Michael Welch, headmaster of St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, calls Tutu's visit scheduled for May 23 "humbling and a privilege."

St. John's students will study Tutu in English, history and religion classes.

Welch tells The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester that having the students learn more about Tutu will enable them to better understand his speech.

The visit is sponsored by St. John's graduate Fred Curtis and his wife, Sarah, along with the Betty Curtis Writing Center.

St. John's is a Roman Catholic school for boys run by the Xaverian Brothers with about 1,000 students.

This program aired on February 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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