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us: Bolden, Frank E., 1912-2003

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1912-12-24
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2003-08-28
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Washington County (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Pittsburgh (Pa.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) New York Times Company
        • Organization: (naf) NBC News
        • Organization: (naf) Pittsburgh Board of Public Education (Pa.)
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        (lcsh) Historians
          (lcsh) Journalists
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        • found: The Black press, 1998: (Frank E. Bolden)
        • found: Journalist; author of A Legacy in Bricks and Mortar: African-American Landmarks in Allegheny County
        • found: Slippery Rock Univ. press release, 2000 Web site (historian of black culture and American journalism, Bolden, 86, was a star reporter for the Pittsburgh Courier; during World War II, he wrote stories about the contributions of African-American soldiers)
        • found:, viewed Feb. 5, 2014 U.S. Social Security death index, 1935-current (born Dec. 24, 1912, died Aug. 28, 2003, residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bolden, Frank E.; Franklin Eugene Bolden Jr.; historian, print journalist; born 24 December 1912 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States; earned a BS with honors in Education (1934); was a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science; the first black graduate assistant to teach in Pitt's biology department; worked for twenty-seven years as columnist, feature writer, copy desk editor, and eventually city editor for the "Pittsburgh Courier" (1935-1962); worked as a war correspondent (1942); interviewed Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill (1943); interviewed Mohandas K. Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru; worked briefly at the "New York Times" and at NBC News (1962); worked for the Pittsburgh Board of Education as associate director of information services and community relations (1963-1978); received George Polk Career Award in Journalism, the Legacy Award from the National Association of Black Journalists; died 28 August 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)
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