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Document Details


Title: Leonore Jenkins Allen
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Collection: Robert C. Maynard Oral History Collection
Description: The tumultuous 60s inspired young black reporters like Lenore Jenkins-Allen Social change for African Americans was so palpable she could practically taste its sweetness as she bore witness to the unfolding of the civil rights movement. The feeling of possibilities charged the Newsweek newsroom, too, where she moved through the ranks from a clerk on the mail desk to a researcher/reporter for staff writers. The numbers of blacks in the newsroom began to grow exponentially.
URL: http://www.maynardije.org/programs/history/collection/lenore_jenkins_allen/
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Speaker: Jenkins-Allen, Leonore
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Journalist
Document date: Undated
Locations discussed: California; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American journalists; African Americans; California; Journalism; Journalists; North America; Oral history; United States; Women journalists; Work; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026305-28416