MOROCCO: Birth of a Nation

Round about Fez, Morocco, where the fez was invented and is still worn, thousands of drums began to beat monotonously one night last week, thousands of pipes to squeal, and a million Morocco Negroes to cavort and celebrate the 240th anniversary of the mass marriage from which they all sprang.

In 1690 the Sultan Moulay Ismail, "The Bloodthirsty," fell to grieving over the moral and physical disintegration of his Arab soldiers. He noticed that the black slaves brought to him from distant Senegal were lion-muscled, superbly built, and as fierce fighters as those...

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