Louis Lomax

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American journalist

Why Is Louis Lomax Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Louis Emanuel Lomax was an African-American journalist and author. He was also the first African-American television journalist. Early years Lomax was born in Valdosta, Georgia. His parents were Emanuel C. Smith and Sarah Louise Lomax. Lomax attended Paine College in Augusta, Georgia for two years, where he later claimed he was editor of the student newspaper and had graduated in 1942. He subsequently attended American University, claiming he was awarded an M.A. in 1944, as well as claiming he attended Howard University and Yale University, where he had indicated he earned a Ph.D. in 1947. Despite reporting these credentials throughout his career, Lomax never completed a degree after his two years at Paine and his one year at American.

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