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Reminiscences of Ethel Payne [electronic resource] : oral history, 1987.

Creator: Payne, Ethel L.
Project: Washington Press Club women in journalism oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) video file : digital preservation master
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in Chicago: influence of family on politics, religion, career, education: Crane Junior College, Garrett Biblical Institute, Medill School of Journalism; experiences with Army Special Services, Japan, 1948-51; effects of Korean War on writing career; "Chicago Defender," 1951-78,Washington correspondent, 1953-73; McCarthy hearings, Bandung Conference of 1955, Nigerian Civil War, American civil rights movement, black Americans in Vietnam War, trip to China, 1973; appointment as associate editor and return to Chicago bureau, 1973; resignation, 1978; commentator, Columbia Broadcasting System's "Spectrum Program," 1972-78; opinions on black press: treatment of black journalists, role of press in black community, impact of Jesse Jackson; reflections on women journalists; recollections of friends and collegues. Transcript includes appendices.


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Copyright by the Washington Press Club Foundation, 1987.

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