E.L. Goodwin

Inducted: 1980

E.L. GOODWIN (1902-1978) editor and publisher of the Oklahoma Eagle of Tulsa for four decades, earned national respect with his life-long campaign for civil and human rights. His newspaper, the voice of black people in the Tulsa area, reached far beyond its intended market to influence both state and nation. His editorial voice often was neither popular nor safe, but he fought for equality with tenacity and courage.