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us: Ottley, Roi, 1906-1960

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  • Fuller Name

    • Vincent Lushington Roi
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1906-08-02
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1960-10-02
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
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        • Organization: (naf) St. Bonaventure University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Michigan
        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
        • Organization: (naf) Tribune Company
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        (naf) St. Bonaventure University
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        (naf) University of Michigan
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        (naf) Columbia University
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        (naf) Tribune Company
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  • Sources

    • found: The Negro in New York, 1967: t.p. (Roi Ottley)
    • found: Roi Ottley's World War II, c2011: ECIP galley (Roi Ottley; African American journalist; d. 1960)
    • found: LC data base, Dec. 3, 2010 (hdg.: Ottley, Roi, 1906-1960)
    • found:, Nov. 21, 2014 (Vincent Lushington "Roi" Ottley was b. Aug. 2, 1906, in Harlem to to immigrant parents from Grenada; studied journalism at St. Bonaventure University, University of Michigan and later Columbia University; worked for Amsterdam News, was a columnist for the Chicago Tribune; in 1944 Ottley was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Army and became the first black war correspondent to cover the conflict for major newspapers; Roi Ottley died on Oct. 2, 1960, Chicago) {}
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 16, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ottley, Roi; Vincent Lushington Ottley; print journalist; born 02 August, 1906 in New York; member of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem; studied journalism at University of Michigan (1928); studied law at St. John's Law School, Brooklyn; studied writing at Columbia University, City College of New York and New York University; became an editor of the sports and theater pages for Amsterdam News in New York (1932-1937); worked for New York Welfare Department and in Abyssinian Baptist Church relief program; was a supervisor at the Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration program under the New Deal (1937-1940); was a war correspondent during World War II for New York newspaper PM, Liberty magazine, Pittsburgh Courier, Europe and North Africa; journalist at Chicago Defender (1950), Chicago Tribune (1953); his book New World A-Coming: Inside Black America (1943) won Life in America Prize, Ainsworth Award and Peabody Award; died 01 October, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
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