TITLE: Tom Shachtman: Airlift to America
SPEAKER: Tom Shachtman, Cora Weiss
EVENT DATE: 03/12/2010
RUNNING TIME: 59 minutes
Tom Shactman discusses his book "Airlift to America: How Barack Obama Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours." Cora Weiss speaks from personal experience about the airlifts and activities of the African American Students Foundation, which funded, coordinated and supported the airlifts. The event is sponsored by the African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Speaker Biography: Tom Shachtman is a filmmaker, educator and author of more than 30 non-fiction books. He has produced and directed documentaries for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS.
Speaker Biography: Cora Weiss is the former Executive Director of the African American Students Foundation.