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At a key point in the 1960 presidential campaign, a dynamic young leader
from Kenya named Tom Mboya visited Senator John F. Kennedy. Mboya led a
campaign of his own that would eventually bring hundreds of African
students to America for higher education, including Barack Obama Sr.,
President Obama's father. Kennedy's decision to support the ...
Ethel Skakel Kennedy was born on April 11, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois to coal magnate George Skakel, a Protestant, and his devoutly Catholic wife, Ann Brannack Skakel. Ethel’s father, George Sr., started work as an eight dollars a week railroad clerk. He, along with some co-workers, built a small coal and coke business into a diversified privately ...
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