This Week in Black History

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Edith Sampson

August 24, 1950

Chicago attorney and social worker Edith Sampson is named the first black person to be appointed a U.S. delegate to the United Nations. Twelve years later, she would become one of America’s first black female judges, serving in a Chicago circuit court for eight years.

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