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African Students Trace U.S. Civil Rights

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Just a day into a tour of civil rights landmarks in the South, Nadia Samie says she already sees parallels between the Jim Crow era and the apartheid period in her country, South Africa.

Samie, a student at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is among 19 college students from Africa who embarked on a tour of many of the landmarks of the civil rights struggle.

“The practices were similar in the ways black people were segregated and just the way black people were treated,” Samie said. “It’s become even more apparent how similar the fights were between the people on both continents.”

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