Dorothy Gilliam Oral History Interview
Dorothy Gilliam talked about her life and career. In 1961 she was the first African-American woman to work as a reporter for the… read more
Dorothy Gilliam talked about her life and career. In 1961 she was the first African-American woman to work as a reporter for the Washington Post. She later became assistant editor for the Style section and eventually moved on to write a weekly column. In 1993 she was elected president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
This oral history interview was conducted by Donita Moorhus on December 13, 1993, for the Washington Press Club Foundation as part of its oral history project “Women in Journalism.” The interview was conducted in Ms. Gilliam’s apartment in Northwest Washington, D.C. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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