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Miami Times publisher Garth Reeves Sr., ‘conscience of the black community,’ dies at 100 | Miami Herald

Garth C. Reeves Sr., publisher emeritus of The Miami Times and a voice for the aspirations of African Americans in Miami for most of the past century, died on Monday. He had turned 100 on Feb. 12. The Miami Times was the only job publisher emeritus Garth C. Reeves Sr. ever had, aside from serving in the Army during World War II. He was proud of that distinction. Reeves’ energy in running the landmark black-owned paper would impact the lives of countless families in South Florida. He’d found his life’s calling — to serve as a voice for the black […]

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War Reporters: Thomas Morris Chester | Military History Matters

Thomas Morris Chester is a name little-known in most households. But Chester was a remarkable pioneer. The son of abolitionists George and Jane Marie Chester, he fought passionately – in the civil rights movement and in the Civil War – against slavery, and later became the first African American war correspondent to write for a major daily newspaper. This was not the end of firsts for Chester, who, after the Union won the war in America, travelled across the Atlantic to study law at London’s Middle Temple, becoming England’s first African American barrister. Coming of Age Chester was born in […]

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