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Carl Rowan

Clip: Season 34 Episode 2 | 52s

Carl Rowan was one of the highest ranking African American in the history of the State Department during the 20th century. In 1964 Lyndon Johnson appointed Rowan as director of the U.S. Information Agency.

Aired: 02/15/22

Rating: NR

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