Story of Diplomacy
Ambassador Edward J. Perkins knew segregation well. He was born into a segregated and racist society in 1928 on a small farm in the American…
Ambassador Edward J. Perkins was a distinguished American career diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, the United Nations, and Australia.
In addition to his numerous accomplishments and trailblazing career, Ambassador Perkins was a devoted husband and father. In this Diplomacy After Hours, NMAD Acting Director Dr. Jane Carpenter-Rock discussed Ambassador Perkins’ life and legacy with his daughters, Katherine Perkins and Sarah Perkins.