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Charlayne Hunter-Gault

A public broadcasting legend whose journalism career has ranged from The New Yorker to NPR. She is currently a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour on a series called “Race Matters,” looking at solutions to racism. Hunter-Gault is also a civil rights activist and leader. In 1961, she was one of two African-American students who desegregated the University of Georgia. Her recent piece for The New Yorker is titled “Surviving School Desegregation, and Finding Hope in #NeverAgain.” She’s also author of several books, including In My Place and To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement.

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