• First Black woman president of the Washington Press Club, Betty Ann Williams, 1983

  • First Black female to be enshrined in the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Lucille Bluford, editor, Kansas City Call, 1977

  • First Black woman to edit a major daily newspaper, Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Constitution, 1990

  • First Black female editor of the daily Oakland Tribune, Howard University alumna Pearl Stewart (Afro-American Studies major), 1992














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