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Black editor quits Alabama newspaper that found itself in the national spotlight over its owner’s call for a Ku Klux Klan revival.

The article was well received by readers - but not so the image of a Black student with "bulging eyes and an exaggerated white mouth," wearing a cap and gown while walking through a ravaged town complete with broken stop sign, damaged cars, and broken windows.

Robert C. Maynard   He bought the Oakland Tribune on this date in 1983 .Maynard was the first black  to own a major daily metropolitan newspaper.   He was the co-founder of the Institute for Journalism Education  December 1993, following Maynard’s death, the Institute was renamed and is now called the Robert C. Maynard Institute […]