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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Marcia Lythcott.

Author: Marcia Lythcott; Larry F Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Newspaper editor Marcia Lythcott was born on May 20, 1954 in Montgomery, Alabama. Her father, William Watkins, served in the U.S. Army. Her mother, Florence Watkins, was a nurse's aide. Lythcott attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her B.A. degree in journalism. She was married to Stephen Lythcott who served as the vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois until his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Oral histories
Named Person: Marcia Lythcott
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Lythcott; Larry F Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519290
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2013 August 19.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 14 min., 11 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Marcia Lythcott
Marcia Lythcott

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Newspaper editor Marcia Lythcott was born on May 20, 1954 in Montgomery, Alabama. Her father, William Watkins, served in the U.S. Army. Her mother, Florence Watkins, was a nurse's aide. Lythcott attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her B.A. degree in journalism. She was married to Stephen Lythcott who served as the vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois until his death in 1994. Lythcott began her career in print journalism in the late 1970s. She worked for four years as an education and police beat reporter for a local newspaper in Madison. In 1982, she was hired by the Chicago Tribune newspaper, and also served as the editor of Style and Home and the Good Eating Cookbook. As editor of the "Commentary" section in the Chicago Tribune, Lythcott was one of the highest ranking African American women on the Chicago Tribune's editorial board.

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