August 24, 1950

“Nobody is happy with second-class citizenship” Edith Sampson

Edith Sampson American lawyer and judge becomes the first Black U.S. delegate appointed to the United Nations.

In 1949, Sampson was part of the Round-the-World Town Meeting which was a program that sent twenty-six prominent Americans on a world tour meeting leaders of foreign countries and participating in public political debates and radio broadcasts. In these meetings, Sampson sought to counter the propaganda in the Soviet Union during the Cold War regarding the treatment of African Americans in the United States.

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Link to Photo Credit: Eleanor Roosevelt and Edith Sampson

Link to Profile Photo: Edith Sampson 

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