Foreign News: Dr. Livingstone's Friends

Into soaring Westminster Abbey, most solemn Empire shrine, sepulchre of many a King, trooped last week a happy throng of Virginia Negroes and Negresses.

Soon their rich voices made the august welkin ring with old plantation hymns. London papers in the main approved, praised the singers and their hymn leader, Dr. Robert Nathaniel Dett of Virginia's Hampton Institute. At the close of the singing Negroes & Negresses crowded round the tomb of David Livingstone, famed explorer-missionary to "Darkest Africa" (1913-73). Reverently Dr. Dett laid a wreath on the tomb, and the Negro pilgrims...

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