• Short Summary

    AN ULTRA-MODERN HOUSING COMPLEX, NAMED AFTER THE LATE AMERICAN POET LANGSTON HUGHES, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON TUESDAY (24 FEBRUARY) IN THE SENEGAL CAPITAL, DAKAR.

  • Description

    AN ULTRA-MODERN HOUSING COMPLEX, NAMED AFTER THE LATE AMERICAN POET LANGSTON HUGHES, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON TUESDAY (24 FEBRUARY) IN THE SENEGAL CAPITAL, DAKAR.

    LANGSTON HUGHES, WHO DIED IN NEW YORK ON THE 22ND OF MAY, 1967 AT THE AGE OF 65, WAS WELL LOVED IN AFRICA FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS AND HIS MANY BOOKS ON AFRICAN WORKS.

    OFFICIAL GUESTS AT THE DEDICATION CEREMONY WERE THE SENEGAL PUBLIC WORKS MINISTER, MR. MADY CISSOKO, AND THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, DEAN BROWN. BOTH MEN JOINTLY CUT THE RIBBON, OFFICIALLY OPENING THE ESTATE FOR PUBLIC OCCUPANCY.

    MR. CISSOKO SAID THE ESTATE WAS AN IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD IN THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT OF DAKAR. HE ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN CAPITAL AND FINANCIAL EFFORT OF THE SENEGALESE GOVERNMENT.

    MR. BROWN, MEANWHILE, SAID THE LANGSTON HUGHES DEVELOPMENT WAS YET ANOTHER SAMPLE OF THE STRONG BOND WHICH EXISTS BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAPY91AVW320BKZ1NJL8Q60N9T
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPY91AVW320BKZ1NJL8Q60N9T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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