A morning glimpse of the south-eastern coastline of Jamaica.
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“…time is neutral; it can be used either constructively or destructively … I am absolutely convinced that the forces of ill-will … have used time much more effectively than the forces of goodwill and it may be that we will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people who will bomb a church and murder the civil rights worker but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say wait on time; somehow we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless effort and the persistent work of dedicated individuals …the time is always right to do right, now is the time …”
The meeting will also be devoted to Ecuadorian national hero Eloy Alfaro and to Kwame Nkrumah founder and first President of Ghana, and leader of Pan-Africanism, a half-a century movement for the defence of Africa’s independence and unity.
This was one of the top agreements taken yesterday during the final session of the first international preparatory meeting for the Festival held in Pretoria, South Africa, with the participation of some one hundred delegates from 40 national and international youth and students organizations.