Category: Journalism

Hagedorn, Ann

Born: September 23, 1949 Ohio connection: Birth Dayton Ann Hagedorn was born in Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Dayton, Kansas City, and Cleveland.  She earned a B.A. in history from Denison University in 1971, an M.S. in information science from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.   Also known as …

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Haygood, Wil

Born: September 19, 1954 Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Wil Haygood was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1954. His parents divorced soon after his birth and he was raised by his mother, Elvira Burke Haygood, a cook, and his grandparents, whom he credits for teaching him right from wrong.  Haygood graduated from Franklin Heights High School and then …

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Hughes, Langston

Born: February 1, 1902 Died: May 22, 1967 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland James Langston Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, the son of James Nathaniel and Carrie Mercer (Langston) Hughes. While he was an infant, his parents separated and he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where his grandmother raised him. When his grandmother died, he moved …

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Knebel, Fletcher

Born: October 1, 1911 Died: February 26, 1993 Ohio connection: Birth Dayton Fletcher Knebel was born October 1, 1911, in Dayton, Ohio.  His middle-class childhood and education (B.A. 1934, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio) were followed by early success in journalism even in the depths of the 1930s depression.  He worked as a reporter in Coatsville, …

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