• Short Summary

    SIXTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, ARE LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF EAST AFRICAN NATIVES -- SWAHILI.

  • Description

    SIXTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, ARE LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF EAST AFRICAN NATIVES -- SWAHILI. THIS IS PART OF THE BLACK STUDIES PROGRAMME AT THE JOHN HAY HIGH SCHOOL WHICH WAS EXPANDED THIS YEAR BECAUSE STUDENTS LAST YEAR WALKED OUT IN PROTEST AGAINST THE LACK OF THESE STUDIES.

    SWAHILI IS SPOKEN BY SOME 12,000 PEOPLE IN EAST AFRICA. THE MAN WHO IS TEACHING IT TO THE CLEVELAND STUDENTS, LAWYER FRANK NABUTETE SAYS THAT IT IS OF LITTLE PRACTICAL VALUE TO THE STUDENTS BUT LEARNING IT IMPROVES THE NEGRO STUDENT'S SELF-IMAGE. ONLY ABOUT 50 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. OFFER COURSES IN SWAHILI.

    MR. NABUTETE SAYS HIS STUDENTS GENERALLY ARE DOING WELL AND THEY MAY GET A CHANCE TO USE THEIR NEW LANGUAGE NEXT YEAR (1970) IF THE TRIP THE CLASS IS PLANNING TO SEVERAL EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES EVENTUATES. MR. NABUTETE, WHO COMES FROM KENYA, WAS ATTENDING A COLLEGE IN ONTARIO, CANADA, WHEN HE HEARD ABOUT THE SWAHILI TEACHING JOB IN CLEVELAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XJF4S2RTHNEJXFZKMNQMXDO6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XJF4S2RTHNEJXFZKMNQMXDO6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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