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10 Pioneering African-American Women Journalists 

The pioneering African-American women journalists presented here were true trailblazers. It took an inordinate amount of perseverance for black women to break into white male-dominated fields of correspondence, investigative reporting, broadcasting, and newspaper publishing. At right, Ida B. Wells.

Though we focus primarily on literature here on the Literary Ladies site, journalism is certainly a writing-adjacent pursuit. The power of language to document news and social issues often affects change. 

Each of these trailblazers from the past helped open new professional paths for women of all backgrounds to pursue. Read More→

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