Reflecting on the Life of Ragan Henry

African-American media pioneer is remembered after his death last week.
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The late Ragan Henry is recalled in an audio remembrance at NPR’s Web site, by his colleague Claude Lewis.

Henry was a broadcaster active in both radio and TV circles and considered a pioneer in African-American media.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week on his life and accomplishments.

Black Enterprise Magazine said that by 1990, Henry owned more than 60 stations. In 2003, the Library of American Broadcasting named him one of its “First 50 Giants of Broadcasting.”


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