Julius Kambarage Nyerere was the first President of Tanzania from the country’s founding in 1961 until his retirement in 1985.
Our regular contributor Doug Miller has been traveling for the past two months in Africa and was recently in Tanzania as part of a research project for an upcoming book on social movements in the 60 and 70s in that part of the world. While in Tanzania Doug met an old friend named Kapote Mwakasungura who was part of the united students African revolutionary front that brought together students from all over southern Africa. In those days, Dar es Salaam was at the crossroads of revolutionary movements from all over Africa.
Here is part of a discussion with our good friend and collaborator Doug Miller and his old acquaintance Kapote Mwakasungura.