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Fay Jackson -- Mixed-Race Journalist

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  • multiracialbookclub
    Fay Jackson, California Journalist (Portrait by Helaine Victoria Press) / Fay Jackson was born February 15, 1902. She was an African-American
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 30, 2006

      Fay Jackson,
      California Journalist

       

      (Portrait by Helaine Victoria Press)
       
       

      /

      Fay Jackson was born February 15, 1902.

      She was an
      African-American journalist and movie publicist.

      Jackson was born in Dallas, Texas, as the youngest of
      three children to Charles T. and Lulu Beatrice Jackson.

      Her father was a concrete mason and chemical
      scientist and her mother a seamstress and actress.

      At the age of 16, her family moved to Los Angeles.

      In 1922, Jackson graduated from Los Angeles Polytechnic
      High School, attended USC, majored in journalism and
      philosophy and was the first president of the
      Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.

      Jackson founded Flash in the late 1920s, the first 
      colored news magazine on the West Coast and d
      uring the 1930s she became the first colored Hollywood
      correspondent with the Associated Negro Press (ANP).

      Her persuasive personality easily
      had her mingling with celebrities.

      Jackson was one of the few
      African-American  
      journalists allowed access to major film studios.

      Her column appeared in 216 colored newspapers
      across America and she used her influence
      to help colored women find jobs.

      In 1937, the ANP sent Jackson to London to
      cover the coronation of King George VI.

      She sent back interviews with Emperor Haile
      Selassie of Ethiopia, performer Josephine
      Baker, H.G. Wells and Alberta Hunter.

      In 1940, she started the California
      News, a colored weekly newspaper.

      Jackson also wrote for the California Eagle, when Charlotta
      Bass, editor of the colored-owned and -operated newspaper,
      saw her talent and brought her on board as a political editor.

      Jackson worked with the U.S. War Department
      against the inadequate housing provided for minorities.

      Jackson used her position to counter the prejudice and
      discrimination toward
      African Americans with her stories and
      photographs, which shed a positive light on their achievements.

      Jackson demanded respect and sought to and maintained
      integrity in a profession that was dominated by men .
      Ahead of her time, Jackson learned quickly
      how to be a "no-nonsense" businesswoman.
      Fay Jackson died in 1988.

    • j s
      I know this is a longshot but there was a magazine called Black Elegance that did a story about 6-7 years ago called The Original Supermodels and it was
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 31, 2006
        I know this is a longshot but there was a magazine
        called Black Elegance that did a story about 6-7 years
        ago called " The Original Supermodels" and it was
        about the pioneering ”black” models of the 70's and
        80's, starting with Beverlee Johnson and Iman and
        going to the more obscure ones like Wannakee.
        They also profiled two male models from that time period.
        My question is does anyone remember this
        and would you know the male model's names?
        I was specifically looking for one's name, who still
        does some commercials as an older, distinguished type
        --- sometimes a beard, with grey receeding hairline.

        See, I knew I should never throw anything away ;)

        Jeff
      • tlbaker1
        Looks like Halle Berry, LOL L. _____ From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of multiracialbookclub Sent:
        Message 3 of 3 , Nov 1, 2006

          Looks like Halle Berry, LOL

           

          L.

           


          From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
          [mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com]
          On Behalf Of
          multiracialbookclub
          Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 12:54 AM
          To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [Generation-Mixed] Fay Jackson -- Mixed-Race Journalist

           

          Fay Jackson ,
          California
          Journalist

           

           

          (Portrait by Helaine Victoria Press)
           
           

          /

          Fay Jackson was born February 15, 1902.

          She was an
          African-American journalist and movie publicist.

          Jackson was born in Dallas , Texas , as the youngest of
          three children to Charles T. and Lulu Beatrice Jackson.

          Her father was a concrete mason and chemical
          scientist and her mother a seamstress and actress.

          At the age of 16, her family moved to Los Angeles .

          In 1922, Jackson graduated from Los Angeles Polytechnic
          High School , attended USC, majored in journalism and
          philosophy and was the first president of the
          Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.

          Jackson founded Flash in the late 1920s, the first 
          colored news magazine on the West Coast and d
          uring the 1930s she became the first colored Hollywood
          correspondent with the Associated Negro Press (ANP).

          Her persuasive personality easily
          had her mingling with celebrities.

          Jackson was one of the few
          African-American  
          journalists allowed access to major film studios.

          Her column appeared in 216 colored newspapers
          across America and she used her influence
          to help colored women find jobs.

          In 1937, the ANP sent Jackson to London to
          cover the coronation of King George VI.

          She sent back interviews with Emperor Haile
          Selassie of Ethiopia , performer Josephine
          Baker, H.G. Wells and Alberta Hunter.

          In 1940, she started the California
          News, a colored weekly newspaper.

          Jackson also wrote for the California Eagle, when Charlotta
          Bass, editor of the colored-owned and -operated newspaper,
          saw her talent and brought her on board as a political editor.

          Jackson worked with the U.S. War Department
          against the inadequate housing provided for minorities.

          Jackson used her position to counter the prejudice and
          discrimination toward
          African Americans with her stories and
          photographs, which shed a positive light on their achievements.

          Jackson demanded respect and sought to and maintained
          integrity in a profession that was dominated by men .
          Ahead of her time, Jackson learned quickly
          how to be a "no-nonsense" businesswoman.
          Fay Jackson died in 1988.

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