Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour legend, was honored with the 43rd Black Heritage series postal stamp, celebrating her professional achievements and contributions to African American communities. A ceremony took place at her church in Washington, D.C.
Closer to home, community members in Springfield joined postal officials to honor the late journalist at a stamp unveiling ceremony at her alma mater – Classical High School (since converted into condominiums and renamed Classical High Condominiums).
Though born in New York on Sept. 29, 1955, Gwen Ifill came to Massachusetts when her father’s work as a pastor led the family to Springfield in the early 1970s. Throughout her long industrious journalism career, Ifill was most notable as moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour.”
You can read the MassLive article and see photos of the Springfield celebration to honore Gwen Ifill here.
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