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Dale Raymond Wright

July 19th in African American History – Dale Raymond Wright

July 19, 1923 Dale Raymond Wright, award winning and barrier-breaking journalist, was born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Wright served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific theater during World War II, where he attained the rank of staff sergeant. After the war, he earned his undergraduate degree from Howard University and then graduated with honors from […]

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Cyril Lionel Robert James

May 19th in African American History – Cyril Lionel Robert James

May 19, 1989 Cyril Lionel Robert James, historian, journalist, and author, died. James was born January 4, 1901 in Trinidad and Tobago. He graduated from the Queen’s Royal College in Port of Spain and initially worked as a school teacher. In 1932, he moved to England and began to campaign for the independence of the […]

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William Anthony “Tony” Brown

April 11th in African American History – William Anthony “Tony” Brown

April 11, 1933 William Anthony “Tony” Brown, journalist, talk show host and author, was born in Charleston, West Virginia. Brown served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology in 1959 and his Master of Social Work degree in 1961 from Wayne State […]

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Daisy Lee Gatson Bates

November 4th in African American History – Daisy Lee Gatson Bates

November 4, 1999 Daisy Lee Gatson Bates, journalist and civil rights leader, died. Bates was born November 11, 1914 in Huttig, Arkansas. In 1941, Bates and her husband started a local Black newspaper, The Arkansas State Press, which was an avid voice for civil rights. In 1952, she was elected president of the Arkansas State […]

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Bryant Charles Gumbel

September 29th in African American History – Bryant Charles Gumbel

September 29, 1948 Bryant Charles Gumbel, television journalist and sportscaster, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gumbel graduated from Bates College in 1970 and began his television career in 1972 as a sportscaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Gumbel was hired by NBC Sports in 1975 as the co-host of its National Football League pre-game […]

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