Edward L. “Ed” Goodwin, Jr.

Edward L. “Ed” Goodwin, Jr.

Inducted: 2015

EDWARD L. “ED” GOODWIN, JR. (1935-2014), editor and publisher of the historic Oklahoma Eagle in Tulsa, began working in his father’s paper as a paper carrier. He earned a journalism degree from Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and worked at other newspapers in Tulsa and Kansas City. “Born with a torch in his hand and heart,”  he was active in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Well-known for efforts in preserving and promotion of the historic Greenwood District, he spent tireless hours fighting for just causes. He was a pillar in the North Tulsa community, putting himself on the front line for economic, political and social justice in the city.