Former Washington Post reporter, editor and columnist Dorothy Butler Gilliam talks about her new book, “Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America.”
The memoir chronicles her 50-year career as a journalist at the forefront of the fight for social justice and offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S.
CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip will moderate the conversation.
Gilliam is a former reporter, editor, columnist, author and educator who made history as the first African-American journalist hired by The Washington Post. She began her journalism career as a reporter for The Memphis Tri-State Defender, a black weekly, where she covered the Little Rock Nine and school integration.
Phillip is a CNN White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C. She joined the network in 2017 to cover the Trump Administration.
A book signing will follow the program.
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