National Geographic : 1983 May
Ethiopia: Revolution inan T WAS VERY HOT in Itang, a village in the low plains near the Sudan border. I was standing with 300 Anuak people in the shade of a huge mango tree, waiting for the dancing to begin. Suddenly red uniformed dancers burst into the clearing (above), their hats emblazoned with the hammer and sickle of revolutionary Ethio pia. With precisely timed movements they portrayed the triumph of the people and the downfall in 1974 of Emperor Haile Selassie. "Revolutionary motherland or death," they cried. "ETHIOPIA!" the crowd roared back, and clenched fists flew into the air.