Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S. Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggl Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justi...

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Title:Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America
Author:Dorothy Butler Gilliam
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1546083448
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America Reviews

  • Scott
    Jan 26, 2019
    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...
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    Mar 07, 2019
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  • Lisa of Hopewell
    Feb 05, 2019
    I learned of this book via this blog post: https://cocoonofbooks.blogspot.com/20... ...
  • Sharon
    Jan 14, 2019
    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...
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    Mar 07, 2019
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  • R.E. Conary
    Jan 01, 2019
    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...
  • Carol
    Jan 20, 2019
    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...
  • Lisa
    Feb 09, 2019
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  • Maxine
    Jan 22, 2019
    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...
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    Feb 16, 2019
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    Mar 05, 2019
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  • Nancy
    Mar 14, 2019
    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...
  • Jolie
    Feb 09, 2019
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  • Madge
    Feb 24, 2019
    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...
  • SundayAtDusk
    Oct 17, 2018
    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...
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    Feb 20, 2019
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    Mar 10, 2019
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    Feb 15, 2019
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  • Marcea
    Mar 12, 2019
    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...
  • Ruby
    Feb 28, 2019
    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...
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    Feb 05, 2019
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    Jan 27, 2019
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  • Sugarpuss
    Mar 09, 2019
    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...
  • Ken
    Feb 12, 2019
    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...
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    Mar 17, 2019
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    Feb 04, 2019
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    Mar 01, 2019
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    Mar 12, 2019
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    Feb 24, 2019
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    Feb 28, 2019
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