In Memoriam: Edith Sampson (JD ’25), First African-American Appointed to the United Nations

Oct. 13 – BET

In 1950, President Harry Truman appointed Sampson an alternate delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations, making her the first African-American woman to serve as representative to the U.N. In her capacity as representative, she worked on issues of land reform, reparation of prisoners and repatriation of Greek children.

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