Northern Rhodesia: The Freedom Writhers

The freedom ride may be all right in the U.S., but female nationalists in Africa have developed a more startling form of protest against racial discrimination: the freedom strip.

In an effort to woo Africans away from Northern Rhodesia's black nationalist parties, Federal Prime Minister Sir Roy Welensky's followers recently set up a political organization called "Build a Nation." The nationalists got sore when the organization's headquarters in Lusaka displayed pictures of both white and black political leaders, showing fiery, black Nationalist Kenneth Kaunda alongside white supremacists and Uncle Toms. To protest, 15 African girls pranced into the Build a Nation...

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