• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE OF TANGANYIKA RECEIVED A CEREMONIAL WELCOME ON THE LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN HE ARRIVED ON A TWO-DAY VISIT DEVOTED PRIMARILY TO TALKS WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND OTHER LEADING AMERICAN OFFICIALS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE OF TANGANYIKA RECEIVED A CEREMONIAL WELCOME ON THE LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN HE ARRIVED ON A TWO-DAY VISIT DEVOTED PRIMARILY TO TALKS WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND OTHER LEADING AMERICAN OFFICIALS.

    AFTER A 21-GUN SALUTE AND A TROOP REVIEW, MR. KENNEDY TOLD PRESIDENT NYERERE THAT HE LIKENED HIM TO FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THOMAS JEFFERSON BECAUSE HE PLAYED A ROLE SIMILAR TO THEM.

    IN HIS SPEECH, MR NYERERE CONFINED HIS COMMENTS ON AMERICAN'S STRIFE OVER CIVIL RIGHTS TO THE OBSERVATION THAT "YOU ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN FINDING A SOLUTION TO YOUR COLOUR PROBLEM."
    SOUTH AFRICAN RACISM, TYPIFIED BY THE APARTHEID POLICY OF TOTAL SEGREGATION, AMOUNTS TO A PARTICULARLY VICIOUS AND PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS FORM OF COLONIALISM" WHICH USES GROUP PREJUDICE AS "AN EASY ESCAPE FROM THE REAL PROBLEMS OF LIFE", HE SAID.

    AT THE SAME TIME MR NYERERE REGISTERED OPPOSITION TO THE ASSERTION OF NEGRO SUPREMACY IN THE NEWLY-INDEPENDENT AFRICAN STATES. HE ALSO SAID HE ASSOCIATED THE UNITED STATES WITH TANGANYIKA'S FREEDOM.

    PRESIDENT NYERERE WILL SPEND A WEEK IN NORTH AMERICA, INCLUDING A QUICK VISIT TO THE CANADIAN CAPITAL OF OTTAWA BEFORE FLYING BACK TO LONDON NEXT SATURDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94O5D3ZRCIOEGYAREHEB68HVD
    Media URN:
    VLVA94O5D3ZRCIOEGYAREHEB68HVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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