Dorothy Butler Gilliam

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Dorothy Gilliam (right), the first African American woman reporter hired at The Washington Post, converses with Jenice Armstrong (left), columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Photo: Lee Nentwig / AL DÍA News

During a conversation with Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jenice Armstrong, Gilliam touched on a number of topics, including her memoir, her early experiences as a reporter, the need for diversity, and the current state of the media and democracy.