In five years as Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia, Garfield Todd became a symbol and something of a saint to the 2,220,000 Africans who comprise 92% of the population. More than any other white leader in the Central African Federation (the united British territories of Southern and Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland), Todd fought to advance the rights of black men. He tried to give the vote to more Africans, to increase Africans' wages. But in his zeal for racial "partnership," Garfield Todd, longtime Churches of Christ (Disciples) missionary, gradually antagonized more and...

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