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Acel Moore

Acel Moore (1940-2016) is the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who began his career with the Philadelphia Inquirer.  He began as a copy clerk in 1962 and worked his way toward becoming a staff writer from 1rom 1968-1981.  In 1979, Moore won the Pennsylvania Bar Association Scale of Justice Award for his series on the juvenile court system.  During this time he also co-hosted a TV show called Black Perspectives on the News on Philadelphia WHYY Public Television.  In 1973, Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for local investigative reporting for his series on abuse of inmates at Fairview State Hospital.  From 1980-1989, he served on the faculty at the University of California-Berkeley where he administered the school's summer program for minority journalists.  Through the years he also was a faculty member at Temple University and Florida A & M University.  Moore lectured at many colleges all over America and directed recruitment, training, and staff development at the Philadelphia Inquirer where he was Associate Editor and member of the prestigious editorial board.  Acel Moore founded the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 1975 and was honored with the NABJ 2005 Legacy Award.  In 1984, he also created the Journalism Career Development Workshop that trained dozens of Philadelphia high school students,  The program continues today in his honor. He was the recipient of many honors right through his retirement in 2004.  

Alan Canfora and Dr. Roseann Chic Canfora

Dr. Roseann "Chic" Canfora is an educator. She received her Master's degree in Journalism and Public Relations at Kent State University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Currently, she is a Chief Communications Officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Dr. Canfora is the sister of Alan Canfora and an eyewitness to the Kent State massacre on May 4, 1970.

Alan Canfora (1949-2020) was a survivor of the Kent State massacre who was shot in the wrist by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Canfora was an activist, student organizer and political activist who earned a Bachelor's degree in General Studies and a Master's degree in Library Science. He was the Library Director at Akron Law Library in Akron, Ohio.

Albert Santoli

Al Santoli is a writer and a former combatant who served in Vietnam. He earned a Bronze Star for valor and three Purple Hearts. He has also served as a policy oversight expert in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is currently teaching at the Institute of World Politics.

Art Carey

Art Carey worked as a reporter, staff writer, editor and columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 34 years. He has a Bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Carey has won several states and national journalism awards for his newspapers and magazine articles.

Barbara Cox Easley

Barbara Easley-Cox is a civil rights activist most known for her involvement with the Black Panther Party while attending San Francisco State University. She worked in the Oakland, C.A., Philadelphia, P.A., New York, N.Y., and international chapters for the Party. She also participated in several survival programs hosted by the Party. Easley continues her dedication to social work and political activism today.

Belva Davis

Belva Davis is an award winning journalist who has covered politics for over forty years.  She has anchored three major network affiliates CBS, NBC and PBS. This includes a political affairs program on KQED-San Francisco that is one the most watched public stations in America.  In 2008, Belva Davis was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.  She has received eight regional Emmys for reporting on a variety of topics including the AIDS Epidemic, Castro's Cuba, Breast Cancer and Learning Disabilities.  She was the first African American woman on the West Coast and was profiled in the NEWSEUM; the world's first interactive museum of news. Davis is the author of the book Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism.

Bernardine Rae Dohrn

Bernardine Rae Dohrn is a former leader of the Weather Underground, a group known for bombings on the United States Capitol. Dohrn has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Currently, she is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Bernice Sandler

Bernice Sandler is an educator, consultant, and women's rights activist, best known for being instrumental in the creation of Title IX. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work on women’s rights and was inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame And the National Women's Hall of Fame. Dr. Sandler currently acts as a Senior Scholar at the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, DC Sandler received her Master's degree of Clinical and School Psychology from the City College of New York and her Ed.D. from the University of Maryland in Counseling and Personnel Services.

Bill Josephson

Bill Josephson is an attorney and author. Currently, he serves as the senior advisor for the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute. Josephson received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his Juris Doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He also studied at the New School for Social Research and St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.

Bob Fass

Bob Fass (June 29, 1933 – April 24, 2021), a native of Brooklyn, NY, was a radio broadcaster in New York for over 50 years. After college, he joined the U.S. Army. In the 1960s, he helped to create a free-form radio on his program, Radio Unnameable. During his career, Fass interviewed many cultural figures about numerous topics. He had a Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and his radio show was on the air until his death. 

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