Weary and footsore, the Negro workers of Johannesburg climbed aboard the buses to ride to their jobs for the first time in twelve weeks. Their boycott had been a muted and melancholy protest against a one penny rise in fare (TIME. Feb. 25). Their inadequate diet made it hard for them to walk the 20 miles a day and also work a full shift; their low incomes left many without proper shoes or raincoats for the long trudge, yet 145,000 Negroes had honored the boycott in a demonstration of unity such as South...

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