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Hall of Fame Member

Roscoe Dunjee

Inducted: 1971

ROSCOE DUNJEE (1883-1965), born the son of a slave in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, was the founder and for 40 years (1915-55) the editor and publisher of the first Negro newspaper in Oklahoma, the Black Dispatch, Oklahoma City. With courageous editorials he crusaded for civil rights before it was fashionable—or even safe—to do so. He also founded various civil rights groups, earning a reputation as the father of the Black civil rights struggle in Oklahoma.

Roscoe Dunjee
How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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