Profiles of a Politician and a Journalist
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William Raspberry
William Raspberry


1956 - His newspaper career began with a summer job at the Indianapolis Recorder

1960 - He followed a pre ministerial curriculum at Indiana Central College and graduated with a B.S. in history

1962 - His duties there as reporter, photographer and editor inspired him to join The Washington Post

1965 - Watts riot in Los Angeles earned him the Capital Press Club's "Journalist of the Year" award

1966 - Raspberry's column first ran in the local section of The Post

1971- His column was moved to the paper's op-ed page

1967 - He received a citation of merit in journalism from Lincoln University in Jefferson, Mo., for distinction in improving human relations

1994 - William Raspberry won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary

1997 - Raspberry was named one of the top 50 most influential  journalists in the national press corps by Washingtonian magazine

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