American black singer Eartha Kitt took time off from her African singing tour on Tuesday (May 30) to visit handicapped children in the all-African Jaires Jiri centre, near Salisbury.
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SV children in classroom singing "Jingle Bells", playing tambourines eto., with EK and teacher joining in (3 shots)
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Background: American black singer Eartha Kitt took time off from her African singing tour on Tuesday (May 30) to visit handicapped children in the all-African Jaires Jiri centre, near Salisbury.
The American entertainer is one of a number of international show business personalities who defied calls on them to boycott South Africa because of apartheid policies.
"You do not cure a sickness by ignoring it,"she said before going to South Africa.
Soon after arrival in Salisbury she told reporters that people in Rhodesia seemed much freer to speak than people in South Africa.
Miss Kitt is well known for her interest in children, and during her visit to the Jairos Jiri centre she talked with them and joined in singing with them.
SYNOPSIS: American black singing star Eartha Kit to time off from her African singing tour on Tuesday to visit handicapped children in a centre near Salisbury, The entertainer who is well known for interest in children, was accompanied by her ten year old daughter, Kitt.
Miss Kitt is one of a number of intern show-business personalities who defied on them to boycott South Africa because its apartheid policies. In Salisbury was appearing at the Rhodes Cinema for week..... But at this all-African cent for blind and crippled children the had capped youngsters were clearly her enl??? concer....