10 Black Female Firsts in TV Journalism Around the World

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  • Alyce Chavunduka
  • Claudia Unterweger
  • Barbara Blake Hannah
  • Ethel L. Payne
  • Nadia Crow
  • Tamron Hall Makes TV Journalism History
  • Audrey Pulvar
  • Belva Davis
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Noraly Beyer
  • Jayne Kennedy

Ethel L. Payne

Ethel L. Payne is known as the “First Lady of the Black Press.” She combined activism with journalism during the 1950s and 1960s. Payne is also the only African-American out of four female journalists honored by the U.S. Postal Service on a “Women in Journalism” stamp.

(Photo: Unites State Postal Service)

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