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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ethel Payne
RLIN number: NXCP91-A5
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Women Journalists
Description: Childhood in Chicago: influence of family on politics, religion, career, education: Crane Junior College, Garrett Biblical Institute, Medill School of Journalism; experiences with Army Special Services, Japan, 1948-51; effects of Korean War on writing career; "Chicago Defender," 1951-78,Washington correspondent, 1953-73; McCarthy hearings, Bandung Conference of 1955, Nigerian Civil War, American civil rights movement, black Americans in Vietnam War, trip to China, 1973; appointment as associate editor and return to Chicago bureau, 1973; resignation, 1978; commentator, Columbia Broadcasting System's "Spectrum Program," 1972-78; opinions on blacks; press: treatment of black journalists, role of press in black community, impact of Jesse Jackson; reflections on women journalists; recollections of friends and colleagues.
Extent: Transcript: 153 leaves, Tape: 15 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Washington Press Club Foundation in Washington, D.C., 1990. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Payne, Ethel, 1911-1991
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1911
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Journalist
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Currie, Kathleen
Organizations discussed: Chicago Daily Defender, Chicago, IL; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American journalists; African American newspapers; African Americans--Politics and government; Broadcast journalism; Chicago Daily Defender, Chicago, IL; Journalism; Journalism--Social aspects; Journalists; Mass media; North America; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Oral history; Race relations; Segregation; Suffrage--African Americans--United States; United States; Women journalists
Topics discussed - Other terms: Commentators; Medill School of Journalism; Payne, Ethel, 1911-1991
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021276-16715