Thomas Clarence Jervay, Sr. (1914-1993)

Thomas Clarence Jervay, Sr., former National Newspaper Publishers Association Chair and activist journalist, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina (NC), on November 30, 1914. He was one of eight children of Robert Smith Jervay from Charleston, South Carolina, and Mary Alice McNeil from Columbus County, … Read MoreThomas Clarence Jervay, Sr. (1914-1993)

William Lewis Eagleson (1835-1899)

William Lewis Eagleson published the Colored Citizen, the first black-owned newspaper in Kansas. He was born a slave August 9, 1835 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Colored Citizen originated at Fort Scott, Kansas, January 1878. Eagleson moved the paper to Topeka, Kansas in July1878 because … Read MoreWilliam Lewis Eagleson (1835-1899)