TITLE

Two black women set diplomatic records in Europe

PUB. DATE
March 1997
SOURCE
Jet;03/31/97, Vol. 91 Issue 19, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Announces the promotion of Harriet Elam and Mattie Sharpless, both black women, to the rank of minister counselor in the USIA Foreign Service. Elam as the highest-ranking American woman in all three of the United States diplomatic missions in Belgium; Mattie Sharpless as becoming the top woman at the American Embassy in Paris, France; The rarity of blacks in reaching the Senior Foreign Service; Educational background on both women.
ACCESSION #
9704083874

 

Related Articles

  • Harriet Elam Named New U.S. Ambassador To Senegal By Clinton.  // Jet;07/19/99, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p4 

    Reports the appointment by United States President Bill Clinton of Harriet Elam as ambassador to Senegal.

  • First black woman consul general in South Africa. Cheers, D. Michael // Ebony;Jan1996, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p122 

    Profiles Pamela Bridgewater, the first black woman consul general in South Africa, of the United States. Bridgewater's talents and abilities; Her responsibilities and achievements; Her personal goals; Comments from Bridgewater.

  • Diplomat Harriet Elam Weds; Labor Secretary Alexis Herman Announces Her Engagement.  // Jet;10/18/99, Vol. 96 Issue 20, p10 

    Reports on the wedding of Harriet Elam and the engagement of Alexis Herman, both political figures.

  • My Life as a U.S. Diplomat. Cole, Marcia A. // Essence (Time Inc.);May2012, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p96 

    The article offers insights from Shelby Smith-Wilson about her work as a deputy political counselor at a U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Her team at the U.S. embassy, composed of 10 employees, work on human rights, labor negotiations, extraditions and issues affecting Afro-Colombian...

  • Pathways. Edwards, Audrey // Essence (Essence);Apr98, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p56 

    Features Susan E. Rice, assistant secretary in the US Department of State for African Affairs. Educational and career backgrounds of Rice; Insights of Rice on the nature of her profession; Responsibilities of Rice at the State Department; Other Afro-American women ambassadors.

  • Ex-Senator Carol Moseley-Braun Announces Her Presidential Bid.  // Jet;3/10/2003, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p6 

    Carol Moseley-Braun, the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate, began her quest for the U.S. presidency. She is the only black woman in the presidential race and the third black woman to seek the presidency since activist Lenora Fulani in 1988 and former New York Congresswoman Shirley...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics