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Athens News Matters: Amplifying Black Voices with Ebony Magazine Relaunch


Ten years before the start of the Civil Rights Movement the iconic Ebony Magazine published its first issue in November 1945 to document the American experience using Black voices. As one of the first magazines to provide an outlet for Black storytellers, Ebony reported on the true nature of historical tragedies such as the Emmett Till lynching and the Birmingham brutalities. Over 75 years later, Ebony is now re-launching in a digital form.

President of UGA's National Association of Black Journalists Tylar Norman speaks to the importance of amplifying Black voices in the media industry.