December 10, 1957
Zulu Monarch King Edward Masinga visits campus
King Edward Masinga, a Zulu monarch from South Africa, came to the United States to study American life and broadcasting techniques. In South Africa he was the Chief Zulu Announcer and Broadcasting Assistant for the South African Broadcasting System. He was a playwright, and founder of the Natal African Arts Festival, the Preservers of Zulu Heritage, and the Durban African Literary Society. He visited Smith as a guest of the International Relations Organization (IRO), and was hosted by Government professor Gwendolen Carter. During his time on campus he spent time in both Comstock and Ziskind, and met with many students, talking with them about his work, his impressions of America, and the differences between the US and South African educational systems. From Smith he continued his travels in California, Texas, Delaware, and Alabama.
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