African Students in China: Changing Characteristics, Contexts and Challenges
The despatch of African students to USA had been one of the outcomes of the two Phelps-Stokes Commissions, but the intention of Jesse Jones, the Commissions’ director, had been to ensure that such students were exposed to the Hampton-Tuskegee spirit. This meant a cooperative attitude in race relations, and a capacity to resist more radical, Pan- African approaches towards the colonial situation in Africa. In the words of Aggrey, they were intended to be ‘good Africans’ (King, 1971: 232).
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