Kimberley Mangun

Kimberley Mangun is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at The University of Utah. She is a journalism historian who studies the African American press and representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in newspapers published during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book about Beatrice Morrow Cannady, a civil rights activist who lived in Portland from 1912 until 1936, was published in 2010 by Oregon State University Press. A biography of Emory O. Jackson, editor of the Birmingham (AL) World, and his civil-rights work between 1940 and 1975 will be published by Peter Lang in 2019. Dr. Mangun has had other articles published in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Pacific Northwest Quarterly,, Journalism History, and American Journalism. She received her doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Author's Entries

  • Kathryn Hall Bogle (1906 - 2003)

    A freelance journalist, social worker, and community activist, Kathryn Hall Bogle is remembered as “one of Portland’s earliest and most passionate advocates of racial diversity.” She wrote articles for many African American newspapers, including the Pittsburgh Courier, the Seattle-based Northwest Enterprise, the Portland Observer, and The …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • The Advocate

    From 1903 until about 1938, the Advocate recorded incidents of racism and discrimination in restaurants, jobs, and theaters and demanded civil rights for Oregon’s two thousand Black citizens. “Read The Advocate,” a 1925 promotional advertisement advised, “…the only News Paper in the State of Oregon that can be depended upon …

    Oregon Encyclopedia