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Clayton, Edward Taylor

(born: April 2, 1921  -  died: September 11, 1966) 

Edward T. Clayton was born in Louisville, KY, the son of Eugene S. and Izeline Carter Clayton. Edward Clayton was sports editor of The Hawks Cry, a Tuskegee Air Field GI publication, 1944-1945. Clayton was also sports editor of The Louisville Defender, 1945-1948, and an associate editor with Ebony and Negro Digest. He was the first editor of Jet magazine. Clayton won the Wilkie Award in 1947 for revealing illegal taxicab services in Louisville. He was author of three books in 1964: The Negro politician, his success and failure; Martin Luther King: the peaceful warrior; and The SCLC Story. Edward T. Clayton founded the newspaper The Atlanta Voice before his death in Fulton, GA , in 1966

For more see In Black and White. A guide to magazine articles, newspaper articles, and books concerning Black individuals and groups, 3rd ed., edited by M. M. SpradlingWho's Who in Colored America, 1950 ; and the Georgia Death Index in Ancestry.

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