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Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

By James McGrath Morris

Talking Book Number: DB 81681

Discover the fascinating life of one of the most important women in Journalism during the mid-twentieth century.  For many years, the story of Ethel Lois Payne has remained hidden in the shadows of history. Now, biographer James McGrath Morris delves into the life of this influential female African American journalist, from her childhood growing up in segregated South Chicago to her career as a journalist and network news commentator, reporting on some of the most critical and well-known events of the 20th century. Learn how Payne helped sway a conservative president to reexamine his own attitudes towards race relations and civil rights by ordering this title online through the book link at the top, by calling NCLBPH and requesting a copy or by downloading the title from BARD. If you’re not a patron of our library and are not eligible for our services, please contact your local public library to obtain a copy of this title.