TITLE

A Question of Black or White

AUTHOR(S)
Conklin, Paul
PUB. DATE
November 1961
SOURCE
New Republic;11/6/61, Vol. 145 Issue 19, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the race-related controversies involving the second U.S. Peace Corps contingent who volunteered to teach in Nigeria's schools. Issue of discrimination raised by the presence of only one Afro-American in the group; Story by a Nigerian government-owned newspaper containing spurious quote from the lone Afro-American volunteer; Student riots generated by a Peace Corps volunteer's postcard in the University College in Ibadan which described living conditions in Nigeria as primitive and horrible; Incidents of race discrimination in the U.S. and their impact on American presence in Nigeria.
ACCESSION #
10315466

 

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