Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S. Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggl Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justi...

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Title:Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America
Author:Dorothy Butler Gilliam
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1546083448
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America Reviews

  • Meghna
    Apr 08, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

  • Scott
    Jan 26, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

  • Sharon
    Jan 14, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

  • Erika
    Apr 12, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

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  • Julie
    Mar 17, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

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  • R.E. Conary
    Jan 01, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

  • Carol
    Jan 20, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

  • Corrie
    Mar 19, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

  • Maxine
    Jan 22, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

  • Lisa D.
    Apr 08, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

  • Nancy
    Mar 14, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

  • Madge
    Feb 24, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

  • SundayAtDusk
    Oct 17, 2018

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

  • Nancy Watson
    Feb 20, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

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  • Eric Domond
    Mar 10, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jo-jean Keller
    Mar 29, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

  • Ee.glenngmail.com
    Mar 29, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

    ...

  • Marcea
    Mar 12, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

  • Ruby
    Feb 28, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

  • Felicia Moore
    Mar 29, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

  • Rod Van Meter
    Apr 11, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

  • Sarah
    Mar 17, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

  • Marilyn Shea
    Apr 04, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

  • Mary
    Apr 01, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

  • Cat
    Mar 28, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

  • Sugarpuss
    Mar 09, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

  • Ken
    Feb 12, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

  • Madison Adams
    Feb 04, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

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  • Kara Merry
    Apr 01, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

  • Constanza Herrera
    Feb 24, 2019

    I am always surprised when I read about a "first" these days ... first black female neurosurgeon candidate was the most recent (never mind that we're so far from parity/equality that it's absurd that these things still happen). Dorothy Butler Gilliam was also a "first" - the first ...

    There are some really interesting moments here, but the delivery was too "oral history" for my attention span's literary snobbery. There were also name dropping sections and repetitive sections I skipped over. ...

    Another super important book about the work being done to improve diversity in journalism and the people we owe a debt of gratitude. ...

    This book is the story of the first black woman to work as a journalist at the Washington Post. And what a story it is--the first section of the book is riveting, 5-star stuff, as Gilliam recounts her early days at the Post and her experiences reporting on the civil rights movement. He...

    The author, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, tells the story of her career as a black female journalist at a time when there were few women journalists and really no black females in the field. She seemed to know even as a teenager what she wanted to do and despite the many barriers to her in p...

    WOW! What a life Ms Gilliam has lead. The descriptions of her early days on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement are gripping. Imagine, three weeks into a new job & you are thrusted into one of the most memorable events in our history. The courage it took to go to Little Rock...

    I was really excited to read this because the description sounded interesting and I was intrigued by Ms. Gilliam's life, but I had a tough time finishing this book. She told some good stories in the beginning of the book, but she started losing me in the middle with her story telli...

    "As an accomplished woman with a graduate degree to face such daily slights, I felt not only pained but "less than," "inferior," "not good enough"-not for what I did or did not do, but simply because of who I was." "Controlling my temper, I made a mental note that I would someday fi...

    Growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era, certainly left Dorothy Butler Gilliam well aware of what it was like to be considered a second-class citizen. Her family, church and community, however, left her well aware that she was loved, was a valuable person, and could succeed in ...

    A compelling story written by a fine journalist. Dorothy Butler Gilliam's life and career spanned so many pivotal moments of revolution. Her spare story telling lacked emotional vibrance, but I read more fiction than memoirs. Her experiences in faith and community could have been more ...

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam?s memoir is not a straightforward narrative. It wanders back and forth in time and space as each chapter recalls a compelling aspect of her life and the world around her. She writes a personal history of being black and a woman as both a reporter and as one aff...

    An amazing set of stories by one of the, shall we say, trailblazing, African-American women journalists. Gilliam spent most of her career at the Washington Post and saw and did it all. Somewhat surprisingly for a former print reporter, the writing is sometimes a little rambling or n...

    Having witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand Dorothy Butler Gilliam's novel shows one woman's strength and perseverance during America's continued ethnocentrism is extremely informative. While I've seen 180-degree changes in numerous areas, I find the overall movement of racial...

    Forging through the times Ms. Gilliam shares her experience as the first African American woman in the newspaper business at the Washington Post. She accurately overlays the many changes in the American society for African Americans. Ms. Gilliam acknowledges the many people who supp...

    An insightful and informative memoir about what it was like to come of age as a black woman in the newsrooms during the Civil Rights Era and her fight to give people of color a voice in journalism. Dorothy Butler Giilliam fought for her place at the table and in doing so, set a place f...

    Trailblazer is one of the most informative memoirs by a Black journalist that I've read over the years. I appreciated Ms Gilliam sharing her story of breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles both professional and personal. It is because of journalists like her that I became a journalist...

    I enjoyed this book after seeing her interviewed on The Daily Show. What an amazing life she has led -a lot of firsts in the journalistic world. Not to mention she also was exposed to the art world through her husband. ...

    This book reminds me just how important the black media is. Gilliam's journey through her career takes you into important historic events. I liked this book and would this book to those who like history or journalism. ...

    I am thankful for Dorothy Butler Gilliam's achievements and memories. She opened my eyes to a different way of seeing and experiencing that I had seen from a different perspective. ...

    3.5 stars. Very interesting but irritatingly repetitive throughout the book. ...

    Please see my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you, ...

    Tells one story of a powerful Black woman ...

    Very intriguing story. Drags a little in the middle but well worth the read ...

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