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African Americans and the Press

Feb 26, 2015

Author James McGrath Morris traces the career of a pioneering journalist in "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, First Lady of the Black Press," a new biography; Irving Phillips Jr. and Irving Phillips III talk about their family's 70 years of photography, three generations capturing the African-American experience in Baltimore and beyond; and Benjamin Phillips IV, president and director of global markets for the Afro American Newspapers, talks about the AFRO in the age of digital news.

Baltimore Sun staff photographer Irving Phillips Jr. captured this moment - Orioles’ Reggie Jackson signing autographs - before a 1976 game at Memorial Stadium.