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        Alexander Clark Becomes an Attorney, Newspaper Publisher and Ambassador

        After winning the first successful school desegregation case in the history of the United States in 1867, African-American businessman Alexander Clark continued to accomplish great things including getting his law degree from the University of Iowa, running a newspaper in Chicago, and becoming the United States Ambassador to Liberia. This clip from the Lost in History: Alexander Clark documentary provides an overview of Clark’s contributions and his relationship with Frederick Douglass.

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