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Telegram from the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, DC, to Dr. Leonidas H. Berry

Following Leonidas H. Berry’s State Department-sponsored trip to Nigeria and other African nations to lecture and provide gastroscopy demonstrations, this telegram from a Nigerian official expressed thanks for Berry’s “continued commitment to Nigeria. As worlds largest Negro state we follow your struggle for justice and equal opportunity with interest.”

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Telegram slip with typewritten text.