Award-Winning Civil Rights Journalist Dies

Award-winning civil rights journalist Kathryn Johnson has reportedly died at the age of 93.

Johnson, who worked with the Associated Press, died Wednesday in Atlanta. She won several awards in 1963 after sneaking out of a locked press holding room to cover Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s confrontation with federal officials when he blocked black students from entering the University of Alabama that year.

Johnson was also the only journalist allowed inside Martin Luther King Jr.’s home the day he was assassinated in 1968. In addition to AP, she also worked for CNN from 1988-1999.

Source: Civil rights journalist Kathryn Johnson dies at 93 | TheHill

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