Remembering Africare Co-Founder Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy

Dr. Joseph C Kennedy, co-founder and longtime director of International Development and vice president of Africare, who died in December, is remembered for his dedication to improving the quality of life for people across Africa. "It was my privilege to work with one of the African-American giants in the field of international development," former regional director of South Africa at Africare Kevin Lowther observed in a 2014 tribute to Kennedy. "Without Joseph C. Kennedy, there would have been no Africare, a visionary organization which has touched lives in thousands of communities in Africa."

Africare co-founder Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with South African President Nelson Mandela in 1994 (top) and with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his son Adam Kennedy in 1992.

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