Times are(n’t) a changing?

I am reading William Easterly’s account of the “Elusive Quest For Growth” in the developing world. This is a quote from page 25.

“On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast, a small British colony became the first nation of sub-Saharan Africa to gain its independence. I renamed itself Ghana. […] Vice President Richard nixon led the American delegation. (According to one source, Nixon asked a group of black journalists, ‘What does it fell like to be free?’ ‘We don’t know,’ they replied, ‘we’re from Alabama.’)”

Thought it’s worth noting after yesterday’s entry about the NYTimes article about that imaginary homicide case in Alabama.