WEST AFRICAN COAST 1962
Illustrated title cards: “Senegal” — Beach: local men carving wood into bowls, marketplace. Helen Miller Bailey with school children playing games. Local man picking coconuts. Beach with fishermen. village with thatched roof huts. “Ghana”– market with bartering, buying and selling. Accra (identified by sign): literacy parade — schoolchildren and young adults marching with signs advocating literacy in Ghana. “Nigeria”: port and cityscapes. Busy marketplace. Huts, boats. Teenagers doing calisthenics. Village market. Woman spinning thread.
To read excerpts from Dr. Bailey’s journals about this trip — in particular her discussion of the literacy parade in Ghana — see her biography: Helen Miller Bailey: The Pioneer Educator and Renaissance Woman Who Shaped Chicano(a) Leaders by Rita Joiner Soza.