To answer Russian propaganda that Negroes in the U.S. are an oppressed people deprived of opportunity, influence and position, President Truman last week decided to appoint Mrs. Edith Sampson, a 48-year-old lawyer, to the U.S. delegation for the forthcoming U.N. General Assembly. She will be the first Negro ever to speak for the U.S. in the U.N.*

Mrs. Sampson was born in Pittsburgh's slums, was not able to finish grade school because her family was poor, but managed to work her way through John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and got a master's degree in law at Chicago's Loyola University. A...

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