Author: James McGrath Morris

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Diversity Challenge Review: Eye on the Struggle

March 7, 2017 Uncategorized 4

Diversity Challenge Review: Eye on the StruggleTitle: Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press
Author: James McGrath Morris
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

Summary: A nuanced, engaging portrayal of an amazing woman!

Ethel Payne was an incredible woman. She served as a journalist for one of the most influential papers of the civil rights era. She covered events including “the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Little Rock school desegregation crisis, the service of black troops in Vietnam, and Henry Kissinger’s 26,000-mile tour of Africa.” (source) She also helped run a social club at a military base in Japan; took leadership roles in civil rights organizations; and met every president from some time in the 60’s through the 80’s. Read more »

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