• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR, OF SENEGAL, ON SATURDAY (2 DECEMBER) OPENED A WEEK-LONG PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS ON AFRICAN PRE-HISTORIC IN DAKAR.

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    MCV UNIVERSITY RECTOR SPEAKING
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    MV MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY
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    CV PRESIDENT SENGHOR SPEAKING
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    LV DITTO
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    LV EXT. EXHIBITION
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    LV EXT. MUSEUM (2 SHOTS)
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    MCV MINISTER OF EDUCATION SPEAKING PAN TO AUDIENCE
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    MV VISITORS LOOKING AT EXHIBIT
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    MV TWO MEN LOOKING AT FOSSILS
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    CV FOSSILS IN FRAMES HANGING ON THE WALL
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    CV PREHISTORIC STONE
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    MV FOSSILS ON TABLE PAN UP TO VISITORS
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    MV VISITORS LOOKING AT EXHIBIT IN GLASS CASE
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    CU MAN LOOKING AT LARGE FOSSILS
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    MCV WOMAN LOOKING AT EXHIBIT IN GLASS CASE
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    MV WOMAN LOOKING AT EXHIBITS ON WALL
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    Background: PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR, OF SENEGAL, ON SATURDAY (2 DECEMBER) OPENED A WEEK-LONG PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS ON AFRICAN PRE-HISTORIC IN DAKAR. TO COINCIDE WITH THIS, THE SIXTH CONGRESS ON PREHISTORIC RESEARCH, AN EXHIBITION DEPICTING PREHISTORIC AFRICA IS ALSO BEING STAGED.

    WHEN HE OPENED THE CONGRESS ON AFRICAN PREHISTORY, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR, PRESIDENT TOLD MORE THAN 150 EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT THANKS TO THE WORK OF PREHISTORIAN, AFRICA HAD APPEARED AS A CENTRE RADIATING LIFE, RESEARCH, INVENTION AND EXPRESSION FOR ALMOST TWO MILLION YEARS.

    HE WARNED THE DELEGATES AGAINST THE TEMPTATION TO YIELD TO THE PRESSURES OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS BY PRESENTING A PREHISTORY FEEDING THEIR NATIONALISM, IF NOT THEIR RACISM.

    PRESIDENT SENGHOR SUGGESTED THAT THE DELEGATES INCLUDE AMONG THEIR RESOLUTIONS TWO PROPOSALS FOR GOVERNMENTS: I. THE CREATION OF AN AFRICAN PREHISTORY SECRETARIAT WITH A PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS, AND 2. THE COMPULSORY TEACHING OF AFRICAN PREHISTORY IN SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN AFRICA AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    THE EXHIBITION OF PREHISTORIC AFRICA, HELD TO COINCIDE WITH THE CONGRESS, WAS OPENED BY THE SENEGAL MINISTER OF EDUCATION, M. MAHTAR M 'BOW. IT WAS ORGANISED BY M. HUGO, HEAD OF PREHISTORIC STUDIES AT IFAN THE INSTITUTE FUNDAMENTAL D'AFRIQUE NOIRE - IN DAKAR, AND M. THILMANS, AND ANTHROPOLOGIST AT THE IFAN MUSEUM.

    ON SHOW ARE NUMEROUS INTERESTING ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS, INCLUDING FRAGMENTS OF WEAPONS, JEWELLER AND TOOLS AS WELL AS ANTHROPOLOGICAL REMAINS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PQDPM2TEKUKRWU8TD3T8JNXH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PQDPM2TEKUKRWU8TD3T8JNXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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