Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Meet Janus Adams
The second class of PWV is well underway, and already I miss being a part. So yesterday I sat in--ok, lurked--on a Progressive Women's Voices conference call with Janus Adams, the Emmy Award-winning author/historian, publisher/producer, creator of BackPax children’s media. Janus herself was one of four children selected to end de facto segregation in New York in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. These days, in addition to hosting a talk show, she writes a weekly column, her latest one titled, “25 Books that Changed African-America--Book #4.” In case you're wondering, Book 4 is Freedom's Journal, a newspaper launched on March 16, 1827 by Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm. These two launched not only a newspaper, but the history of African-American journalism as well.