Noted Journalist George Curry Remembered by Best Friend, SCLC President Charles Steele Jr. and His R

ATLANTA -- It was a home-going salute and celebration of life to honor a heavyweight Black newsman. Veteran Black press reporter and renowned Civil Rights journalist/activist George Edward Curry, 69, was laid to rest Saturday, Aug. 27, in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “George was a race man,” said Vern Smith, the Atlanta bureau chief for Newsweek Magazine from 1979 to 2002 who knew Curry for 35 years. “He was a journalist but he came out of this place, Tuscaloosa, and he grew up in the shadow of ‘The Movement’. He brought that kind of hard-nose, search for the truth to journalism.” Dr. Charles Steele Jr., president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), grew u

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