Southern Rhodesia: How Far We've Come

It was a nippy day for swimming but even less auspicious for the cause of white supremacy in Southern Rhodesia. Into Salisbury's Central Baths marched a group of whites, blacks and Asians, deliberately stripped down to bathing attire, and eased themselves into the chilly waters of the traditionally all-white pool. Indignant apartheiders jeered, brandished placards and taunted them ("You're dirtying the water"). One white youth capped it all by shoving the fully clothed white leader of the swim-ins, University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Lecturer Dr. Terence Ranger, into the water....

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