Belva Davis

Belva Davis
Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism             

As the first black female journalist in the western United States, Belva Davis helped change the face and focus of television news. Born to a fifteen-year old Louisiana laundress during the Great Depression, and raised in the overcrowded projects of Oakland, Davis suffered abuse, battled rejection, and persevered to achieve a career beyond her imagination. During her five decades as a journalist, Davis has seen the world change in ways she never envisioned, from being verbally and physically attacked while reporting on the 1964 Republican National Convention, to witnessing the historic election of Barack Obama.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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