NEGROES: Minister Resident

There are five Negroes in the U. S. diplomatic service. One of them has the title of "Minister Resident", the only one in the corps. It is a post ranking below that of Minister and above that of Charge d' Affaires. It is the title of the U. S. Representative, traditionally a Negro, at Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. It is now held by S. P. Hood of New Jersey, who is on sick leave.

The four other Negroes in the diplomatic service are: William...

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