Dorothy Butler Gilliam - Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America — in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Gilliam started writing for The Washington Post in 1961, becoming the paper’s first black woman reporter. In her phenomenal sixty-year career, which included serving as editor of the “Style” section and writing her own column, Gilliam not only documented tremendous social and political changes, she became an important figure in the struggle for civil rights. In her powerful memoir, which doubles as a history of the social and political change of recent decades, she reflects on her upbringing in the Jim Crow South, her growing awakening to her own potential, the challenges of socially segregated Washington, her marriage to the painter Sam Gilliam, and her ongoing struggle to bring people of color into mainstream journalism. Gilliam will be in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi, host of WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781546083443
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Published: Center Street - January 8th, 2019

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