On Tuesday, members of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists turned the regularly scheduled meeting into a memorial event honoring the legacy of Chuck Stone, the legendary journalist and activist who died Sunday at 89.
"At the end of the memorial event, each member in attendance signed a memorial plaque for Stone, which will be displayed in the newsroom of the Philadelphia Daily News," where Stone wrote a column from 1972 to 1991. "PABJ plans to memorialize Stone are in progress, including a possible Philadelphia City Council resolution honoring his impact on the city, and a special student journalism challenge & scholarship to be named in his memory," according to PABJ Prism, a PABJ publication.
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Jonathan P. Hicks, BET.com: Remembering the Pioneering Spirit of Chuck Stone
John McCann, Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C.: A colossal journalist who blazed trail, then led others
Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pa. has lost two fine journalists for good
- Philadelphia Tribune: Chuck Stone — A titan of Black journalism
Barry Saunders, News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.: Remembering Chuck Stone, my journalism hero and friend
- Thomas Sowell, townhall.com: Chuck Stone (1924-2014)