Charlayne Hunter-Gault biography
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an African-American reporter and journalist born on February 27, 1942 in Due West, South Carolina. She was one of two African-American students first admitted to the University of Georgia. On campus, she was met with racial taunts and acts of violence, but she persevered and graduated in 1963. Hunter-Gault made her mark working at New Yorker magazine, The New York Times, MacNeil/Lehrer Report, National Public Radio (NPR) and CNN. She is the recipient of two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Outside of the journalism she is a sought after public speaker.