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 that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage. Over the course of our Nation’s history, African Americans have endured egregious discrimination and bigotry. They have, nevertheless, always been determined to contribute their earnest efforts to America’s greatness.”