Diplomacy: Four in One

Patricia Roberts Harris smiled as she said: "When I'm around, you get two for the price of one—a woman and a Negro." She hesitated, then continued: "No, you get four—a woman, a Negro, a lawyer and a teacher." That was just after President Johnson had nominated her as the next U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. Upon Senate confirmation, Mrs. Harris, 40, will become the first Negro woman to head an American embassy.

As Ambassador to Luxembourg, Mrs. Harris will be the top U.S. diplomatic representative in a 999-square-mile grand duchy. The job is generally considered a protocol post, rarely if ever held...

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