Celebrating the Black Press – The Washington Post

Twenty-nine years ago, a delegation of the Capital Press Club went to Martinsville, Va., and pleaded with the governor on behalf of seven black men who were accused of raping a white woman.

Although they lost that particular fight when all seven were found guilty and later executed, the pioneering club remained a small but influential voice against bias.

— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1979/03/17/celebrating-the-black-press/07b06fdf-84e7-42de-a91d-6821dcdc5a84/

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