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Black Journalists

Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism
Belva Davis

Journalist Belva Davis recalls her nearly five-decade career. Born during the Great Depression in Louisiana and raised in Oakland's projects, Ms. Davis was the first African-American female news anchor on the West Coast. She recounts her childhood and education and the many stories shes covered from the beginnings of the Black Panther movement to the assassination of Harvey Milk and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Belva Davis discusses her life at Hue-Man Bookstore in New York City.

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Belva Davis
Belva Davis has been a journalist for nearly fifty years and was the first African-American female news anchor on the West Coast. Her work has been recognized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences, and the National Association of Black Journalists. She currently hosts This Week in Northern California on the PBS affiliate, KQED-TV. For more information, visit belvadavis.com.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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