Jim Crow to Journalism

cropped-fullsizeoutput_b4.jpegMany of these stories are my reflections on growing up in the 1950s-1960s’ restricted southern American culture of Jim Crow in the Deep South. Despite entrenched segregation that affected where I lived, how I was educated, and the lack of many civil rights, I dared to become an editor and one of the highest-ranking journalists at newspapers such as The Washington Post and USA Today, and I ultimately became executive editor of The Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama.

Along the way, my passion became helping the media industry address the need to reflect the diverse audiences that make up our community and the nation.

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