by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an eminent Dean of American journalism, a vital voice whose work chronicled the civil rights movement and the many years since. Spanning datelines in the American South, South Africa, and points in between, her work constitutes a history of our time as rendered by the pen of a singular black woman journalist. Over more than five decades, this dedicated reporter charted a course through some of the world's most respected institutions, including The New Yorker and the New York Times, where she was often the only Black woman in the newsroom. Throughout her storied career, Hunter-Gault has chronicled the lives of Black people in America - shining a light on their experiences and giving a glimpse into their community as never before. Though she has covered numerous topics and events, observed as a whole, her work reveals the evolving issues at the forefront of Black Americans lives and how many of the same issues continue to persist today. “An inspirational collection and a must-read.” ~ Booklist
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