Inducted in 1985
publisher, The Michigan Chronicle
The struggle of the black community gained prominence on the nation’s newspaper pages largely through the relentless spirit of “a humble man of humble beginnings” – Longworth Quinn.
As publisher of the Michigan Chronicle since 1944, Quinn’s judgement and leadership were tested at a time when facts on racial injustice seldom saw print.
Quinn not only kept his readers abreast of the hardships and victories of the black community, but launched the careers of dozens of today’s media professionals he called, “surrogate sons and daughters.”
His tough standards established the norm for unbiased reporting of racial issues today.