Ruth Njiri and Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Ruth Njiri and Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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New York, New York, United States
September 13, 1960
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Kenya, East Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Eunice Kennedy Shriver (right) representing the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation at a welcoming program for students from East Africa. Earlier in 1960 the Kennedy Foundation gave $100,000 to support the African American Students Foundation. As a result, in 1960 three planes were chartered bringing 222 students from east and central Africa to the United States to study.
Photo courtesy of Cora Weiss.
Collection: Private collection of Cora and Peter Weiss