Ed James



Dr. Edward E. James II has been an active civil rights leader in the Newtown community since he was a college student at Florida A&M University. He was the producer and host of the local television show “Black Almanac” for 38 years and served as a columnist and governmental reporter for the Sarasota Journal newspaper. He was a writer/associate producer of “Positively Black,” a half-hour TV show on New York’s WNBC-TV, and also worked as an editorial assitant for the New York Post. He has received the President’s Award, a Lifetime Service Award and a Freedom Award from the Sarasota County NAACP, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce.

Student Interviewer: Haley L. Jordan

Haley L. Jordan is a second-year student studying political science at New College of Florida. Haley was raised in Castle Rock, Colorado and moved to Florida in 2014 to begin her college career. Haley is interested in humanities and writes fiction in her spare time.

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Posted in: 2015

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