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Your Call: What can we learn from the life of the pioneering black journalist Ethel Payne?

On the April 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll bring back a conversation we had with James McGrath Morris about his new book Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press. She was a pioneering journalist and activist, so why has there been so little written about her life? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.


James McGrath Morris, author, columnist, radio show host

Web Resources:

James McGrath Morris

NY Times: Review: The Reporter Ethel Payne in ‘Eye on the Struggle’

CJR: Meet the first two African American women in the White House press corps

Washington Post: Ethel Payne,‘first lady of the black press,’asked questions no one else would