Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

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INDEX
Abbas, Ferhat, 16–17, 129
Acheson, Dean, 37, 101–2, 108
Adoula, Cyrille, 107, 166
Aeroflot, 206–14, 217–18
Africa
See specific countries
United States aid to, 6, 10, 25, 29–30, 38–41, 47–49, 57, 62–63, 66, 73, 83–90, 100, 103, 105, 107, 110, 112, 138–40, 144–45, 151–52, 161–62, 166, 170–71, 174, 190–91, 221, 224, 231–32
African Americans
African American press reporting racism within Eisenhower administration, 43
African students, fears of influence upon, 40
civil rights activism and, 195, 205
colonization of Liberia and, 142
Eisenhower, Dwight D., relations with, 197
Kennedy administration, within, 74, 200
Kennedy, John F., relations with, 51, 202, 205
political lobby of, 85
African Freedom Day, 49–50, 185, 187
African independence
continued Portuguese colonialism in opposition to, 107, 110
Eisenhower’s lack of support for, 6–8, 33, 99, 180
first wave of xi, xiii, 145, 235
African National Congress, xxi, 104, 187, 189–91
African nationalism
civil aviation and, 206, 215
Congo crisis and impact on Kennedy administration policy towards, 77
Congressional opposition to Kennedy administration policy towards, 140
Eisenhower administration indifference towards, 3–5, 24
Guinean press viewing of U.S. relationship to, 60
Kennedy administration support for, xxi, 34–41, 51, 57, 167, 174, 223–24, 235
Kennedy assassination and, 227, 232
Kennedy, John F., support for during 1960 presidential election, xi, 37–41
Nkrumah, Kwame as representative of, 73, 80–81
Portuguese colonialism and, 97–98, 101–9, 114, 118, 120
South Africa and, 178–90
Volta River Project decision and, 87, 89
Yemeni civil war and Kennedy administration support for, 134
Agency for International Development
African aviation and, 210–13, 217
aid to Ghana, 95
aid to Guinea, 71
aid to Nigeria, 48
U.S.-French rivalry and, 166
Ahidjo, Ahmadou, 204, 233
AirAfrique, 210, 212
Air Guinee, 210, 213
Air Mali, 210
Alaska Airlines, 213
Albania, 82
Algeria
Cuban missile crisis and, 130–32, 216
criticism of the United States, 138–39
Eisenhower administration policy towards, 16–17, 74
independence day ceremonies in, 139
John F. Kennedy speech in support of Algerian nationalism, 36, 40, 75, 123, 156–57, 162, 225
Kennedy administration policy towards, 128–32, 137–40
relations with Cuba, 130–32, 138–39
Soviet aid to, 33, 137
Soviet aviation rights in, 139

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