African-American Women in Journalism: Black Southern Belle

From Daisy Bates to Oprah Winfrey, black women in the South have blazed the trails of journalism. We reached out to black female journalists — women who are either from the South or who now call the region home– to ask them how they found their voices for storytelling. We also asked them to recommend friends, mentors, and other journalists who have inspired them. Here are the slightly edited responses. You will be sure to be inspired by these Southern Bred, African American Women in Journalism. If you know of a Black Southern Belle in media, be sure to share her information with us on social media with the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle.