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IPR is featuring some of the many Black American pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Black History Month. Joseph Varney Baker was born on Aug. 20, 1908, in Abbeville, South Carolina. Baker moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, graduated from Central High School, and went on to study journalism at Temple University. His career began as … Continue reading Pioneer Joseph Varney Baker (1908-1993)

IPR is featuring some of the many LGBTQ+ pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Pride month. Bayard Rustin was a prominent civil rights activist. He is best known for organizing the “March on Washington” for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, where more than 200,000 people gathered and where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his … Continue reading Pioneer Bayard Rustin (1912–1987)

IPR has partnered with The Museum of Public Relations to feature some of the many Black PR Pioneers in celebration of Black History Month. Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was an American journalist who became an activist in the late 1800s after she experienced injustice on a train ride from Memphis to Nashville in 1884. She … Continue reading Black PR Pioneer: Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)