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ETHEL L. PAYNE #100travelHERS

From Writing Roughshod, visit writingroughshod.com/ for more.

 

Birth: August 14, 1911; Chicago, Illinois

Death: May 29, 1991; Washington, D.C.

Occupation: Journalist, war correspondent

 

Notable journeys: While with the Army Special Services in Japan in the late 1940s, met a reporter who got her a job at the Chicago Defender. In 1966, covered African American troops fighting in the Vietnam War. Also covered the Nigerian civil war and accompanied Henry Kissinger on a tour of six countries in Africa.

 

Notable work: A large body of articles and columns for the Chicago Defender

 

Quote: “I had no thought of serious writing when I started, but I kept a diary, which later got me in trouble.”

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