Project Explores Contributions of Black Journalists
The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has launched "The Black Journalists Movement," an online oral history project that gives voice to black journalists recalling their struggle to integrate white newsrooms. Culled from videotaped interviews with some of the nation's most prominent journalists, the collection serves as a reminder of the important contributions made by journalists of color.
The series features a new theme each month through the end of the year, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at events that shaped our nation - from coverage of the race riots and the Vietnam War to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In March, the site explored what it took for a generation of African-American journalists to break into the news business, and included QuickTime video interviews with CNN's Charlayne Hunter-Gault and "60 Minutes'" Ed Bradley. Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, Oakland, CA, (510) 891-9202, www.maynardije.org.
This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.