Sport: Race Against Racism

When British Distance Star Gordon Pirie was invited to compete in a track meet at Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, the most logical Rhodesian to race against him was Yotham Muleya, a 19-year-old apprentice garage mechanic who earlier this year had set a national three-mile record. But Muleya is a Negro. This was enough for South Africa-born William DuBois. a dedicated white supremacist. As chairman of the Southern Rhodesian Amateur Athletic and Cycling Union, he forbade Muleya's competing.

Snapped DuBois: "Mister whatever-his-bloody-name-is—this Kaffir—has never even sent in a formal application. And if he had, it would have been turned down." Reminded of Muleya's record,...

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