Honoring James Rhea, Journal’s first Black reporter

In an article dated Oct. 22, 1961, James Rhea puzzled whether or not Rhode Island was any higher than the South.

The NAACP had referred to as the state the worst in New England when it got here to race relations. Protesters gathered in droves in entrance of the State Home, preventing housing and job discrimination. Windfall had one Black physician and two Black dentists.

Its paper of report had one Black author: Rhea. At the moment, it has none.

Extra: An replace on the place The Windfall Journal is on hiring journalists of various backgrounds

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