Two black women set diplomatic records in Europe

March 1997
Jet;03/31/97, Vol. 91 Issue 19, p5
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.


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