Mboya, Tom

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From the guide to the Letters from Tom Mboya to James Johnson M.P. (microfilm), 1957, (The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House)

Biographical Note

  • 1930: Born, Kenya
  • 1950s: Works for Nairobi City Council as a sanitary inspector
  • 1953 July: Attends Third World Conference of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions in Stockholm
  • 1953 October: Becomes Secretary General of the Kenya Federation of Registered Trade Unions, subsequently the Kenya Federation of Labor
  • 1955 - 1956 : Studies at Oxford University
  • 1956: Undertakes first speaking tour of the United States
  • 1957: Elected Member of the Legislative Council of Kenya
  • 1958 December: Serves as chairman of the All African Peoples Conference in Accra, Ghana
  • 1959: Visits the United States and forms the African-American Students Foundation in conjunction with William Scheinman. This foundation initiates the student airlift program that brings Kenyan students to the United States and Canada
  • 1960: Becomes Secretary General of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), a political party which supports Jomo Kenyatta Supervises second student airlift program
  • 1960 January - 1960 February : Participates in the Lancaster House negotiations on Kenyan independence, in London
  • 1962: Participates in second Lancaster House conference on Kenyan independence Becomes Minister for Labor
  • 1963: Author, Freedom and After
  • 1963 - 1964 : Serves as Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs
  • 1964 - 1969 : Serves as Minister for Economic Planning and Development
  • 1969 July 5: Assassinated in Nairobi

From the guide to the Tom Mboya papers, 1950-1969, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Edward K. Welsh Papers, Bulk, 1960-1969, circa 1930-1974 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Papers, 1942-1981 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Kemp, Maida Springer, 1910-. Papers, 1942-1981 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Letters from Tom Mboya to James Johnson M.P. (microfilm), 1957 The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
referencedIn Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Records, 1920-1968, (bulk 1950-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William X. Scheinman Papers, 1952-1999 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Kenya collection, 1901-2003 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Tom Mboya papers, 1950-1969 Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson James 1908-1995 person
associatedWith Kemp, Maida Springer, 1910- person
associatedWith MAIDA (STEWART) SPRINGER KEMP, 1910- person
associatedWith Mboya Tom fl 1957 person
associatedWith Scheinman, William X., 1927- person
associatedWith Welsh, Edward K., 1902-1979 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Kenya
Africa.
Kenya Politics and government
Subject
Pan--Africanism
Education--Kenya
Education
Labor movement--Kenya
Occupation
Statesmen--Kenya
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Birth 1930-08-15

Death 1969-07-05

Kenyans

English

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