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A Sound, Song and Symphony of Freedom: Tribute to Lenora “Doll” Carter

By Damali Ebun Foluke Binta YAEL On April - 17 - 2010

She was older and taller than I am, and so much smarter than many in her circle of contacts. She owned a newspaper. Most of us held a job.

Lenora "Doll" Carter is her name. Her life is being celebrated on this weekend, April 17.

Her life spans the years when young American journalists sought to have a sound, song and symphony of freedom. Her newspaper told the stories of the Sixties; it chimed the progress of the Seventies and Eighties.

Now the Forward Times newspaper shares the musical notes of journalism that make up the symphony of opinions and articles that flow through both the press and the internet.

Lenora "Doll" Carter's life is a celebration of the advancement made by women who have strength, character and class. She was smart. She was dignified.

She was respected and admired by this writer.

Mrs. Carter took the helm of the Forward Times newspaper after the death of her husband, Julius Carter. Every year the newspaper under her leadership celebrated the life of her forward-thinking husband. The legacy continued under Lenora Carter.

Just as sudden was her ascent to CEO and ...

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