Chronicles the first state visit to the United States in l983 by Aristides Pereira, Cape Verde’s first president after independence. Highlights of this half-hour documentary include history about the Cape Verdean communities in the Fox Point section of Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island and President Pereira’s visit to New Bedford, MA and visit to the schooner ERNESTINA, beloved queen of the Cape Verdean packet trade. Broadcast, WGBH-TV/2, Boston –October 1986 and February 1987