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The Resource Trailblazer : a pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America, Dorothy Butler Gilliam

Trailblazer : a pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America, Dorothy Butler Gilliam

Label
Trailblazer : a pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America
Title
Trailblazer
Title remainder
a pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Butler Gilliam
Title variation
  • Trail blazer
  • Pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S. Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggle, friendship, courage, humor and savvy that secured what seems commonplace today-people of color working in mainstream media. Told with a pioneering newspaper writer's charm and skill, Gilliam's full, fascinating life weaves her personal and professional experiences and media history into an engrossing tapestry. When we read about the death of her father and other formative events of her life, we glimpse the crippling impact of the segregated South before the civil rights movement when slavery's legacy still felt astonishingly close. We root for her as a wife, mother, and ambitious professional as she seizes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities never meant for a "dark-skinned woman" and builds a distinguished career. We gain a comprehensive view of how the media, especially newspapers, affected the movement for equal rights in this country. And in this humble, moving memoir, we see how an innovative and respected journalist and working mother helped provide opportunities for others. With the distinct voice of one who has worked for and witnessed immense progress and overcome heart-wrenching setbacks, this book covers a wide swath of media history -- from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers like the Chicago Defender to the civil rights movement, feminism, and our current imperfect diversity. This timely memoir, which reflects the tradition of boot-strapping African American storytelling from the South, is a smart, contemporary consideration of the media
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilliam, Dorothy Butler
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.G387
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gilliam, Dorothy Butler
  • Journalists
  • African American women journalists
  • Women civil rights workers
Label
Trailblazer : a pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America, Dorothy Butler Gilliam
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294703625
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781546083443
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018034533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Trailblazer : a pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America, Dorothy Butler Gilliam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294703625
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781546083443
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018034533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations

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