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Bassett Haiti Minister Diplomat
Ebenezer D. Bassett: America’s First African American Diplomat
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In 1869, Ebenezer D. Bassett was appointed as the Minister of the Republic of Haiti, making him the first African American diplomat. Throughout his career, Bassett defended the civil rights of African Americans and black Caribbean nations 1862: Formal Recognition of the Republic of Haiti Map of Haiti in 1839 The Civil War (1861-1865), a…

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