Smithies in Africa… somewhere

Summer, 1957

Smithies in Africa… somewhere

In the summer of 1957 20 young women college students, ten of them Smithies, spent 2 months on the African continent. The trip is described in an article in the Sophian on September 26th of the same year. Ms. Gwendolyn Carter, Professor of Government, led the trip, saying that Africa was an interesting place to study as one of “the last strongholds of colonialism.” The excursion featured visits to diamond mines and gold fields, as well as a rhinoceros hunt. A follow up article written by two women who went on the trip was published on October 3rd, detailing the girls’ experiences and reactions to their travels.

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[Last updated on October 8, 2018]