From the Jim Crow South to South Africa: A Journalist's Journey

Date & time

Apr 14, 2005, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT


Weill Hall

Charlayne Hunter-Gault was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1962. She is one of television's premier journalists and correspondents and a two-time Emmy winner. Hunter-Gault received the Peabody Award for her work on Apartheid's People, a NewsHour series on South Africa, Hunter-Gault is best known for her 20-year position (1977-1997) with the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. The Peabody award recognizes distinguished service in broadcast journalism. Hunter-Gault is also the author of In My Place, a memoir about her experiences at the University of Georgia.

The talk is sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Center for Afro-American and African Studies, International Institute, and Rackham Graduate School.

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