Education: Through African Eyes

Six inquisitive Africans sallied through the U.S. South last week to tour the hottest hotspots of racial strife. Mainly graduate students at California campuses, and sponsored by Stanford University's Institute of International Relations, they went armed with cameras, typewriters, a tape recorder, and nervous expectations. Scribbled Nigerian Engineer Lewis Chik-wendu, 26, as the plane headed south: "I expect we shall be mobbed in certain states, and if care is not taken, we may be rough-handled."

Not a single mob formed. Yet much of what they saw in Little Rock, New Orleans, Baton Rouge,...

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