Claude Lewis: Journalism Pioneer And NABJ Co-Founder Dies

NBC News – Claude Lewis, co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists passed away from complications of diabetes at age 82 on Thursday according to the organization.

A New York City native, Lewis graduated with a degree in English. He started his career as a reporter and in 1967 made history, becoming the first African American columnist in Philadelphia writing for the ‘Evening Bulletin.’

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