RIP Shirley Temple Black

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The headlines everywhere are referring to the loved and late Shirley Temple as "famed childhood actress" and "Hollywood star." It's true - she's known as the cute kid with the corkscrews - but little do many know that she was also Shirley Temple Black "the diplomat."

Temple Black served as a U.N. representative in the 60s and Chief of Mission in Accra, Ghana, and Chief of Protocol for President Ford in the 70s. In 1989, she was appointed Ambassador to Czechoslovakia under President Bush. She's reported to have been well-liked and felt honored to serve Czechs and Slovaks during the Velvet Revolution, in the final months of Communism.

The U.S. Embassy in Prague just released a statement on Temple Black's passing, which can be read HERE.

Also, the Prague Post has an article about Temple Black HERE, which also links to this footage of her in former Czechoslovakia:

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