Sir Roy Welensky

Wednesday, October 02, 1963

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Sir Roy Welensky, Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, speaks about issues facing the country, colonialism, and racial problems in his country.

He speaks strongly against colonial rule, but also cautions against a sudden withdrawal of colonial support. He gives as an example the failed state of Congo after Belgian colonization left.

He also speaks of the attempts for racial harmony Rhodesia and Nyasaland. This failed, he argued, due to black extremism.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70548
Municipal archives id: T247


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