By Calvin L. Hall
At the guts of this research is the competition that modern memoirs written through African American reporters are quasi-political documents―manifestos written in response to and opposed to the forces of institutionalized racism within the newsroom. The memoirs featured during this research comprise Jill Nelson's Volunteer Slavery: My real Negro Experience, Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler: a tender Black guy in America, Jake Lamar's Bourgeois Blues: An American Memoir, and Patricia Raybon's My First White buddy: Confessions on Race, Love, and Forgiveness. The exploration of those works raises our realizing of the issues that participants of alternative underrepresented teams might face within the workplace.
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African American Journalists: Autobiography as Memoir and Manifesto by Calvin L. Hall