A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 18, 1957

IN Africa to watch the birth of the new nation of Ghana, Vice President Richard Nixon paused between ceremonies to greet another observer from home. To Montgomery, Ala.'s Rev. Martin Luther King, the Vice President remarked : "I recognized you from your picture on the cover of TIME . . . That was a mighty fine story about you." The two promised to meet again in Washington, and Nixon went about the vice-presidential business of winning African friends for the U.S. See NATIONAL AFFAIRS, With Pat & Dick in Africa.

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