February 27, 1942 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist and foreign correspondent, was born in Due West, South Carolina. Hunter-Gault attended Wayne State University from 1959 to 1961, the year that she and Hamilton Holmes became the first African Americans to attend the University of Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the university [...]
February 25, 1967 Carl J. Murphy, journalist, civil rights leader and educator, died. Murphy was born January 17, 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1911 and his Master of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1913.
January 21, 1913 Fannie Jackson Coppin, educator and journalist, died. Coppin was born enslaved on October 15, 1837 in Washington, D.C. She gained her freedom at the age of 12 when her aunt, who worked for $6 per month and saved $125, was able to purchase her freedom. In 1860, she enrolled at Oberlin College [...]
January 6, 1997 Louis Emanuel Martin, Jr., journalist, publisher, and civil rights activist, died. Martin was born November 18, 1912 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, but grew up in Savannah, Georgia. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Michigan in 1934 and in 1936 was hired as a reporter for the [...]
December 13, 2009 Dale Raymond Wright, award-winning and barrier-breaking journalist, died. Wright was born July 19, 1923 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He was among the first group of African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and attained the rank of staff sergeant. After the war, he earned his undergraduate [...]
November 9, 2006 Edward Randolph Bradley, Jr., award winning journalist, died.Bradley was born June 22, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Cheyney State College in 1964. Bradley started reporting the news at WDAS-FM during the 1960s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in 1967 moved to the CBS owned [...]
August 17, 1993 Robert Clyve Maynard, journalist and former owner of The Oakland Tribune, died. Robert Clyve Maynard was born June 17, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. He began his journalism career in 1961 in Pennsylvania. In 1965, he received a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University and the following year he joined the editorial staff of [...]
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