The Black Journalists Movement
They could be called the integrationists, the young African American men and women who pushed open the doors of mainstream media and paved the way for journalists of color. Young journalists such as Nancy Maynard, Ed Bradley, Earl Caldwell, Charlayne Hunter Gault, Claude Lewis and Wallace Terry reported, organized, mentored and raised the bar for generations to come. [more]
Abbott saw her job as a cause and not a career
The tumultuous '60s inspired young black reporters like Lenore Jenkins-Allen
His dream of becoming a radio DJ led him to news
"The press should always be proxy for the people."
His love for journalism began at his hometown paper
Won five Emmys for her television work
Covered the South African Liberation Movement for Reuters
|C. Gerald Fraser
Worked for the New York Daily News and The New York Times
|Charlayne Hunter Gault
Before she could learn journalism, she had to integrate the University of Georgia
Despite a master's degree in journalism, three years' reporting experience, he couldn't get hired at The Associated Press
Charles Hobson broadcast a new perspective on African- American life.
Got her break in the late '60s working for the school paper at New York City College
Newsweek sports beat opened the door to many journalism opportunities
Maynard was the only black woman covering news in NYC in '68
Made it his mission to educate the mainstream about African Americans
As Brown University's first black editor, Terry broke the Ivy League color barrier
Melba Tolliver got the assignment of the year in 1971
As a teen growing up in the de facto segregated Youngstown, Ohio, Mel Watkins wanted answers
Hollie West never passed up an opportunity to write long
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