Patricia Roberts Harris
This inspirational African American woman was born in Mattoon, Illinois and educated in the Illinois public schools. Through her brilliance and her accomplishments she broke many glass ceilings for both African Americans and for women.
Links with more information
"A Higher Standard: Patricia Roberts Harris"
Article from The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, "Our American Story"
"Discover Diplomacy: Patricia Roberts Harris"
The U.S. State Department Website honors the life of the first African American Woman Ambassador.