In this speech from January 1953 Du Bois chronicles the history of Kenya from antiquity through the modern day. He focuses most particularly on Kenya under British imperial rule and the cementing of white supremacy with the attraction of white settlers who came to form a landed aristocracy. He details racial inequality marked by restrictive legislation in land ownership, labor laws, taxation, representation in government, and access to education. He also discusses social conditions for the East Indian population in Kenya and the beginnings of a movement to resist British imperialism.
- Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
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