American Experience

Edward Dudley

Clip: Season 34 Episode 2 | 45s

Edward Dudley saw that Black foreign service officers were restricted to the ā€œNegro Circuit,ā€ serving in just a handful of countries while white officers were transferred all over the world.

Aired: 02/15/22

Rating: NR

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