25 May BlackHer: Trailblazing Newspaper Journalist Dorothy Gilliam
I was pretty pleased to pick up this assignment from
It was considered more a calling back then than a “business,” per se. One of the things I like most about Gilliam is that she’s from an era before the media became part of the news.
Though their reporting clearly had points of view – and Dorothy was given a license to express her opinions when she became a columnist, after years as a beat reporter – most journalists believed their role was in the background. They might get coaxed into being the emcee at a local benefit auction, but that was as far as celebrit went.
Gilliam is of that era. Although, while building her legendary career at The Washington Post, she was
Her book, Trailblazer
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