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Amy AlexanderMissing Pages subtly and powerfully shows that black journalists reported for American news organizations even before the civil rights movement and riots of the 1960s opened doors wider for journalists of color. The book demonstrates, in fundamental ways, that the struggles and triumphs of the first black mainstream journalists often resembled those of white journalists. Terry envisioned this collection as a tribute to his predecessors, an inspiration to younger generations of journalists and an important historic document for the masses…well-told anecdotes, about regular Americans, past presidents, big-time entertainers and legendary newspaper journalists (black and white) give Missing Pages its heart. That these expertly drawn observations come from African Americans who believed in themselves and their profession adds value that is likely to increase with the years.
—The Washington Post