Black History Month: Remembering Gwen Ifill

USA Today – She likens Ifill’s impact to that of the first African-American woman to go into space. “She was the Mae Jemison of journalism, our own trailblazer, our pioneer,” Smith says. “She bushwhacked through that thorny thicket of racism and sexism and excelled. And she did it, not because she was black or a woman, though she was proud to be both, but because she was excellent.”

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