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African American Pioneer Diplomats: Ebenezer Bassett and Frederick Douglass

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

In recognition of African American History Month and the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birthday, please join the United States Diplomacy Center for a special program exploring the diplomatic careers of two 19th century prominent African Americans who served as U.S. ministers to Haiti:  Ebenezer Bassett, America’s first African American diplomat, and Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, writer, activist, civil servant, and diplomat.  Christopher Teal, U.S. Foreign Service Officer and author of Hero of Hispaniola:  America’s First Black Diplomat, Ebenezer D. Bassett, will discuss his current project, a documentary on Bassett, after a screening of the upcoming film.  Dr. Ka’mal McClarin, Curator at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, National Park Service, lends insight into Douglass’s little-known diplomatic career.  Several artifacts belonging to Douglass during his time in Haiti will be on display.

Details

Date:
February 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Website:
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Venue

United States Diplomacy Center
330 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Phone:
(202) 472-8216
Website:
https://diplomacy.state.gov/

Organizer

U.S. Diplomacy Center
Phone:
(202) 472-8216
Website:
https://diplomacy.state.gov/