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Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Author
Media Company Chief Executive
Newspaper Columnist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Popcorn
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cruises
Favorite Quote:
Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart And Lean Not On Your Own Understanding; In All Your Ways Submit To Him, And He Will Make Your Paths Straight.

Birthplace

Born:
8/17/1942
Birth Location:
Columbus, Ohio

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Author
Media Company Chief Executive
Newspaper Columnist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Popcorn
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cruises
Favorite Quote:
Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart And Lean Not On Your Own Understanding; In All Your Ways Submit To Him, And He Will Make Your Paths Straight.

Birthplace

Born:
8/17/1942
Birth Location:
Columbus
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Biography

Award-winning journalist, author, and minister, Barbara Ann Reynolds, was born on August 17, 1942, in Columbus, Ohio. Raised by her step grandmother, Mae Stewart, Reynolds attended St. Cyprian Catholic School, Franklin Junior High School, and graduated from Columbus East High School in 1960. Starting at Central State University, Reynolds graduated from Ohio State University (OSU) with her B.A. degree in journalism in 1967. At OSU, Reynolds wrote for The Lantern and the Columbus Call and Post.

Employed as a social worker in Cleveland, Reynolds was hired by the Cleveland Press in 1968, where she covered the race riots. Hired by Ebony magazine in 1969, Reynolds became assistant editor and wrote the monthly food column, A Date with a Dish. A poet, Reynolds was published in Black World and was associated with Kuumba Theatre and the OBAC Writers Workshop. In 1969, Reynolds joined Chicago Today where she covered the murder of Fred Hampton; that same year, she moved to the Chicago Tribune, where she helped found Dollars and Sense magazine. In 1975, Reynolds wrote the controversial biography, Jesse Jackson, the man, the myth and the movement, which was revised ten years later as Jesse Jackson, America’s David. Reynolds was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 1976. Reynolds served as Washington correspondent for the Chicago Tribune until 1980 and wrote a regular column for USA Today until 1996. Reynolds hosted a radio talk show called Barbara’s Beat and was host of WHUT’s Evening Exchange. Reynolds penned No, I Won’t Shut Up: 30 Years of Telling It Like It Is with a foreword by Coretta Scott King in 1998, and the autobiographical, Out of Hell and Living Well in 2005. In addition to these activities, Reynolds was founder and president of Reynolds News Service.

Attracted to spirituality, Reynolds attended Howard University Divinity School in 1988, graduating in 1992. Reynolds was ordained as a minister in 1993 after a spiritual experience at the Door of No Return in Senegal, then earned her D. Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, in 1997. Reynolds served as a minister at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and was founder of Harriet’s Children, an organization that assisted women who abused alcohol and drugs.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her step-grandmother's personality and how she resembles her
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her step-grandmother's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about her parents' lives after her birth
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds reflects upon her mother's abandonment
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds explains why she wanted to be a writer
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds recalls writing about her childhood trauma
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about her time in a mental institution
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds remembers attending St. Cyprian School in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her mentor, Waldo Tyler
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her experience at Franklin Junior High School in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her transition to public school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her extracurricular activities at East High School in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her high school graduation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her time at Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes living in California with her mother
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her mother's family
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her decision to go to The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes barriers to entering journalism
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes covering riots in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about being hired by HistoryMaker John. H Johnson
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds recalls volunteering to register voters in 1965
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes encountering racism in the South and at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes working at Johnson Publications in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes working at Ebony magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about writing poetry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her experience at Chicago Today
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes co-founding Dollars & Sense magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes writing front-page stories for Chicago Today
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds remembers covering Fred Hampton's assassination
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes the aftermath of Fred Hampton's assassination, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes the aftermath Fred Hampton's assassination, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes covering role models in the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about meeting and covering HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes writing 'Jesse Jackson: the Man, the Movement, the Myth'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds recalls her decision to publish 'Jesse Jackson: the Man, the Movement, the Myth'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about the aftermath of publishing 'Jesse Jackson: the Man, the Movement, the Myth'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds details her reporting on HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds shares her thoughts on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s suspected affairs
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about being a Washington D.C. correspondent for the Chicago Tribune
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds recounts covering the Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her years at 'USA Today'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes John Seigenthaler
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds explains why she left USA Today
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her spiritual awakening
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about attending church and being saved
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes how her faith impacted her writing
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes conflicts with her USA Today editor
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her experience at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds recounts how she quit drinking on a trip to Senegal
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her doctoral studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about Harriet's Children
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds talks about adopting her son, John Eric Reynolds
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes her concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds describes how she would like to be remembered