Recognizing African American Contributions to U.S. Diplomatic History

In observance of Black History Month in February, we’re highlighting African-American individuals who dedicated their lives to public service and broke barriers to accomplish U.S. diplomatic history. President Donald Trump wrote, “This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation – contributions …

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Black History Month: Remembering a Top Aide of Martin Luther King Jr.

Wyatt Tee Walker, who died January 23 at age 88, stood beside Martin Luther King Jr., literally — at protests and marches for racial equality — and figuratively, as the driving organizational force of King’s civil rights work. Walker played a pivotal role in ensuring the world saw King’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” one …

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