• Short Summary

    ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, THE UNITED STATES ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS, MR.?

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    GV STREET IN FRANCISTOWN.
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    CU WILLIAMS' PLANE ARRIVING.
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    CU SIGN "WELCOME TO FRANCISTOWN"
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    SV WILLIAMS AND WIFE LEAVING AIRCRAFT.
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    SV WILLIAMS GREETING OFFICIALS.
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    GV HUTS.
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    LV WOMEN WORKING OUTSIDE HUTS.
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    SV WOMAN HOLDING CHILD.
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    CU DITTO.
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    CU OLD WOMAN PLANTING.
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    GV CROWD WITH PLACARDS.
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    CU MAN WITH PLACARD "WE WANT GENERAL ELECTION"
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    LV PAN... PEOPLE WATCHING.
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    CU WILLIAMS WALKING TOWARDS GATHERING, LOOKS AT PLACARD.
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    Background: ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, THE UNITED STATES ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS, MR. MENNEN WILLIAMS - ON AN EXTENDED TOUR OF AFRICAN STATES - FLEW INTO FRANCISTOWN, BECHUANALAND, AUGUST 15 ON THE FIRST STAGE OF HIS VISIT TO BRITISH PROTECTORATES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. HE WAS WELCOMED BY OFFICIALS OF THE BECHUANALAND ADMINISTRATION AND THEN DESCRIBED THE PROTECTORATE AS "FURTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW PEOPLE OF GOODWILL REGARDLESS OF RACE CAN WORK TOGETHER IN HARMONY FOR THE COMMON BENEFIT OF A COUNTRY."
    AFTER HE HAD LUNCHED AT AN HOTEL AFRICAN DEMONSTRATORS APPEARED WITH PLACARDS BEARING ANTI-BECHUANALAND GOVERNMENT SLOGANS, WHICH HE INSPECTED WHILE IN INQUISITIVE AFRICAN CROWD LOOKED ON.

    THEY READ: "WE DEPLORE APARTHEID IN OUR LAND." "SERETSE KHAMA IS NOT ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE." "WE WANT A GENERAL ELECTION" AND "WHY GIVE OUR LAND TO THE SETTLERS?"
    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE DESCRIBED BY THEIR LEADERS AS MEMBERS OF THE BECHUANALAND PEOPLE'S PARTY, WHICH HE SAID WAS FOUNDED THIS YEAR. HE GAVE HIS NAME AS MR. P. G. MAKATE AND DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS VICE-PRESIDENT.

    ON AUGUST 16 MR. WILLIAMS WAS TO VISIT BASUTOLAND, SWAZILAND AND MOZAMBIQUE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KBNA3VVSYAQVKTO0GCVYWTOO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KBNA3VVSYAQVKTO0GCVYWTOO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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