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Bassett Haiti Minister Diplomat
Ebenezer D. Bassett: America’s First African American Chief of Mission
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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 Chief of Mission. 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…

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