Racism Toward Black African Diplomats During the Kennedy Administration

  title={Racism Toward Black African Diplomats During the Kennedy Administration},
  author={Calvin B. Holder},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={31 - 48}
When President John F. Kennedy came to office in January 1961, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union had already spread to Black Africa where more than a dozen nations had recently won their independence. The two superpowers, for example, supported the opposing sides in a bitter civil war in the Congo (now Zaire), and in that conflict the United States seemed to have backed the weaker faction. Indeed, there was widespread belief in the Kennedy Administration that America… Expand
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