Airlift to America

How Barack Obama, Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya, and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours by Tom Shachtman

  • Published: Aug 27, 2020

This is the long-hidden saga of how a handful of Americans and East Africans fought the British colonial government, the U. S. State Department, and segregation to transport to, or support at, U.S. and Canadian universities, between 1959 and 1963, nearly... read more

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Details of Airlift to America

Exact title of the book
Airlift to America
Book author
Tom Shachtman
ISBN
9780312570750
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Published
Sep 15, 2009
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
2592 kB

Some brief overview of book

This is the long-hidden saga of how a handful of Americans and East Africans fought the British colonial government, the U. S. State Department, and segregation to transport to, or support at, U.

S. and Canadian universities, between 1959 and 1963, nearly 800 young East African men and women who would go on to change their world and ours. The students supported included Barack Obama Sr., future father of a U. S. president, Wangari Maathai, future Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as well as the nation-builders of post-colonial East Africa - cabinet ministers, ambassadors, university chancellors, clinic and school founders.

The airlift was conceived by the unusual partnership of the charismatic, later-assassinated Kenyan Tom Mboya and William X. Scheinman, a young American entrepreneur, with supporting roles played by Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The airlift even had an impact on the 1960 presidential race, as Vice-President Richard Nixon tried to muscle the State Department into funding the project to prevent Senator Jack Kennedy from using his family foundation to do so and reaping the political benefit. The book is based on the files of the airlift's sponsor, the African American Students Foundation, untouched for almost fifty years.

About author

Shachtman is an author, filmmaker, and educator. He has written or co-authored more than thirty books, as well documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS, and has taught at major universities. Publishers Weekly lauded his most recent book, RUMSPRINGA TO BE OR NOT TO BE AMISH (North Point PressFarrar Straus) as "not only one of the most absorbing books ever written about the Plain People, but a perceptive snapshot of the larger culture in which they live and move

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