UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford Light to host journalism discussion with Charlayne Hunter-Gault

The civil rights activist and journalism icon will discuss Disinformation and the Pursuit of Truth

Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Charlayne Hunter-Gault

On Monday, February 22, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford Light, a new community-media organization, will host journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault for a virtual discussion titled Disinformation and the Pursuit of Truth.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist, author, and school desegregation pioneer when she was one of the first African American students admitted to the University of Georgia in 1961. Hunter-Gault earned a B.A. degree in journalism in 1963 and that year became an editorial assistant with the New Yorker magazine. Since then, Hunter-Gault has worked for the New York Times and PBS, eventually becoming NPR’s chief correspondent in Africa and the Johannesburg, South Africa bureau chief for CNN. Hunter-Gault has received many awards for journalism including two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards and two George Foster Peabody Awards and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

On Monday, February 22, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford Light, a new community-media organization, will host journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault for a virtual discussion titled Disinformation and the Pursuit of Truth.

The event is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend.



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