New Directions


The following was taken from a major address at Howard University by Julius Nyerere, President of the United Republic of Tanzania on August 5, 1977. His arrival before a full-house at Cramton Auditorium was met by applause and words of praise from an audience that appeared mesmerized by the sheer presence of one of the most respected and admired leaders of Africa. He was interrupted by cheers and applause several times during his speech of more than an hour. Indeed, his appearance at Howard and his message to the world community marked a historic occasion that will not be forgotten. The university awarded the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to the African statesman, who was visiting the United States at the invitation of President Jimmy Carter. Ed.