Wrote about the treatment of African American troops in the Korean War
Showed a Korean war reporter her diary who then asked to send her notes to the Chicago Defender.
Began writing permanently for the Chicago Defender
Relevance in Journalism
Payne was very successful in covering the Civil Rights movement
She worked for CBS from 1972-1982 and left the Chicago Defender in 1978.
Ethel Payne was making it big as a reporter but she was unknown to the white community.
She was the first African American woman to appear on a national network as a commentator
Known as the first lady of black press, which paved the way for not only black reporters but female reporters as well
Payne was one of the few reporters who asked questions that many people were too afraid to ask
Relentless when asking pressing questions towards people when she wanted to get answers
Importance to Journalism
Showed the world many of the news articles that others were afraid to share.
A pioneering journalist who opened the eyes of many people of viewed her work
To Modern Journalism
Displayed to many aspiring journalists that pointing out important things that can do harm but they can bring more good.
Inducted into D.C. Women Hall of Fame in 1988
Angered President Eisenhower
One of four female journalists to have a stamp in her honor
Used no angry name calling in her writing
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Velez, Denise. “A Tribute to Ethel Payne and the History of the Black Press.” Daily Kos, 14 Aug. 2016, www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/14/1556833/-A-tribute-to-Ethel-Payne-and-the-history-of-the-black-press.
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