Airlift to America

Author: Tom Shachtman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429960906
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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.

Encyclopedia of the U S Government and the Environment

Author: Matthew J. Lindstrom
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842374
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents reference entries on the environmental policies of the United States, covering such items as legislation, treaties, common terms, companies, and environmental organizations.

African Culture and Global Politics

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134674473
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This volume attempts to insert itself within the larger discussion of Africa in the twenty-first century, especially within the realm of world politics. Despite the underwhelming amount of attention given to Africa's role in international politics in popular news sources, it is evident that Africa has a consistent record of participating in world politics- one that pre-dates colonization and continues today. In continuance of this legacy of active participation in global political exchanges, Africans today can be heard in dialogues that span the world and their roles are impossible to replace by other entities. It is evident that a vastly different Africa exists than ones that bolster images of starvation, corruption, and compliance. The essays in this volume center on Africa and Africans participating in international political discourses, but with an emphasis on various forms of expression and philosophies, as these factors heavily influence Africa's role as a participant in global politics. The reader will find a variety of essays that permeate surface discussions of politics and political activism by inserting African culture, rhetoric, philosophies into the larger discussion of international politics and Africa's role in worldwide political, social, and economic debates.

Nations Divided

Author: M. Feld
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137029722
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The anti-apartheid struggle remains one of the most fraught episodes in the history of modern Jewish identity. Just as many American Jews proudly fought for principles of justice and liberation in the Civil Rights Movement, so too did they give invaluable support to the movement for racial equality in South Africa. Today, however, the memory of apartheid bedevils the debate over Israel and Palestine, viewed by some as a cautionary tale for the Jewish state even as others decry the comparison as anti-Semitic. This pioneering history chronicles American Jewish involvement in the battle against racial injustice in South Africa, and more broadly the long historical encounter between American Jews and apartheid. In the years following World War II and the Holocaust, Jewish leaders across the world stressed the need for unity and shared purpose, and while many American Jews saw the fight against apartheid as a natural extension of their Civil Rights activism, others worried that such critiques would threaten Jewish solidarity and diminish Zionist loyalties. Even as the immorality of apartheid grew to be universally accepted, American Jews continued to struggle over persistent analogies between South African apartheid and Israel's Occupation. As author Marjorie N. Feld shows, the confrontation with apartheid tested American Jews' commitments to principles of global justice and reflected conflicting definitions of Jewishness itself.

Aschenbl te

Author: Immaculée Ilibagiza
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783548369815
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Presents the true story of a woman who endures the murder of her family as a result of genocide in Rwanda and who turns to prayer for strength, love, and forgiveness.

Die Deutsche Emin Pascha Expedition

Author: Carl Peters
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3864445477
Format: PDF
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Carl Peters, Afrikaforscher und Begr nder der Kolonie Deutsch-Ostafrika, beschreibt in diesem Buch die Expedition zur Befreiung Eduard Schnitzers, bekannt unter seinem Namen "Emin Pascha," der von 1877 bis 1890 zahlreiche Expeditionen in Afrika unternahm. Nachdruck des Originals von 1891.