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William James Raspberry

William James Raspberry, American journalist. Recipient Pulitzer Prize for commentary, 1994; Elijah Parish Lovejoy Fellowship, 1999; Lifetime Achievement Award, National Assn Black Journalists, 1994. Board visitors University Maryland School Journalism, since 1985; board advisors Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1984-1994. With United States Army, 1960-1962. Member National Press Club, Capital Press Club, Kappa Alpha Psi.

Background

  • Raspberry, William James was born on October 12, 1935 in Okolona, Mississippi, United States. Son of James Lee and Willie Mae (Tucker) Raspberry.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in History, Indiana Central College, 1958. Doctor of Humane Letters, Indiana Central College, 1973.

    Career

    • Reporter-editor Indianapolis Recorder, 1956-1960. Reporter-editor Washington Post, 1962-1965, urban affairs columnist, 1966—2005. Instructor journalism Howard University, 1971-1973.

      Professor public policy Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, since 1995. Lecturer on race relations public education Member Pulitzer Prize Board, 1979-1986.

    Works

    • Television commentator, Station WTTG, Washington, 1973-1975, television discussion panelist, Station WRC-television, Washington, 1974-1975. Contributor articles on race relations public education to popular mags. Author, Looking Backward at United States, 1991.

    Membership

    Board visitors University Maryland School Journalism, since 1985. Board advisors Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1984-1994. With United States Army, 1960-1962.

    Member National Press Club, Capital Press Club, Kappa Alpha Psi. Clubs: Gridiron.

    Connections

    • Married Sondra Patricia Dodson, November 12, 1966. Children– Patricia D., Angela D., Mark J.
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    Born October 12, 1935
    • 1958
      Indiana Central College
    • 1973
      Indiana Central College
    • 1956 - 1960
      Reporter-editor Indianapolis Recorder
    • 1962 - 1965
      reporter-editor Washington Post
    • 1966 - 2005
      reporter-editor Washington Post
    • 1971 - 1973
      instructor, journalism Howard University
    • 1995
      professor, public policy Duke University
      Durham, United Kingdom