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Document Details


Title: Claude Lewis
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Collection: Robert C. Maynard Oral History Collection
Description: Newsweek sports beat opened the door to many journalism opportunities The seeds of ambition are sometimes planted unwittingly by strangers or distant acquaintances. For Bronx-born Claude Lewis, one such distant acquaintance was Langston Hughes. In 1945, his grammar school teacher at PS 23 invited Hughes to the class to talk about poetry. He encouraged each student to write a poem, which he offered to critique.
URL: http://www.maynardije.org/programs/history/collection/claude_lewis/
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Speaker: Lewis, Claude
Speaker gender: Male
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: OHI0026313-28423