Today in Black History: August 24, 1950 Edith Sampson was appointed to the United Nations”

Edith Sampson was appointed to the United Nations, by President Harry S. Truman, on August 24, 1950. This was the first time a black woman was named United States delegate to the global council. Sampson was also a lawyer and judge.

To learn more about Edith Sampson, click here

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