Dorothy Gilliam on Her Trailblazing Career

When:
April 20, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-04-20T14:30:00-04:00
2019-04-20T14:45:00-04:00
Where:
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave.
N.W., Washington
DC 20001
Cost:
Included with Newseum admission.
Dorothy Gilliam on Her Trailblazing Career @ Knight TV Studio

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.

Abby Phillip

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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