Journalism & Law

Thurgood Marshall

Jul 29th, 2011 | By
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1908-1993  Thurgood Marshall devoted his life to the advancement of equal rights for all Americans. As a leading attorney for the NAACP, member of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Solicitor General for the United States, and ultimately as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he held fast to his principles and won hugely
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Ethel L. Payne

Jul 26th, 2011 | By
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1911-1991  Ethel L. Payne combined a passionate concern for the rights of black people in all parts of the world with a talent for investigative reporting and writing. She became the leading African American journalist of her time, and a tireless supporter of civil rights. With the Help of a Diary Payne was born in
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Patricia Roberts Harris

Jul 23rd, 2011 | By
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1924-1985  Patricia Harris worked her way up from modest origins to become a trail-blazer for African Americans and women in the federal government at the highest levels. She served two Presidents in numerous roles, and achieved notable results in striving for improvements in housing and services for poor people and equitable treatment for women. Early
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Ida B. Wells

Jun 5th, 2011 | By
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1862 – 1931  Ida B. Wells devoted her life to social justice for Blacks and women. She became a world-famous writer and campaigner in support of these causes, published important treatises on the origins and nature of “mob rule” and the lynching of African Americans in the south, and helped to organize the women’s suffrage
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Ed Bradley

Jul 31st, 2010 | By
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1941-2006 Edward Rudolph Bradley, Jr., was an American broadcast journalist, first in radio and then in television. He is best known for his work as an investigative reporter on the CBS television program 60 Minutes, for which he won 20 Emmy awards in the course of a 26-year career. Radio News Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
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