Booker, Simeon, 1918-

Biography:

Simeon Baker was an African American journalist who traveled with and reported on the 1961 Freedom Ride for Ebony and Jet. He also reported on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march. He became the Washington Postís first full-time African American reporter and later one of the first two bureau chiefs for Johnson Publishing Company, with an assignment in Washington, D.C.

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