Haile Selassie gave a written statement to journalists explaining that he and his family fled Ethiopia because their death or imprisonment would not have served the interests of the people. “Upon consulting our nobles, it was agreed that we could best serve the interests of our people by going abroad so that we might freely pursue our efforts to safeguard the independence of Ethiopia”, the statement read.
The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.
Had to go to Junior Dept. to talk on Mexico during S.S. hour. Played for church. Bernard came by to go to Band Concert in which Rev Hempstead and Veronica Rhea sang the “Minere” Rode around until time for Junior League at 5:30. Told them of the Pyramids and the Festival there. Got a sandwichat Mosely’s and back to church. After taking Mrs. Johnston home we went to Velma’s. It rained a trifle. Met her sister Vera from near Clovis. Pete, Velma, B and I rode around in the rain. I saw a lot of country today! Lovely day all around