A POWERFUL VOICE IN THE BLACK PRESS IS SILENCED
|George E. Curry 1947-2016|
(Washington, D.C.)--Walton and Associates mourns the death of famed columnist George Curry. Curry, who died Saturday of an apparent heart attack will be laid to rest in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Civil Rights leader and activist Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver the eulogy at The Weeping Mary Baptist Church Saturday, August 27, 2016. For decades, Curry was one of the most powerful voices on issues confronting black Americans.
Last year, Walton and Associates CEO, Varion Walton had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Curry briefly during the 50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery. For years, Curry had one of the most successful columns in more than 200 newspapers across the country.
According to The National Association of Black Journalists, at the time of his death, George Curry was in the process of revitalizing Emerge Magazine.
He was still fighting to revive that magazine until his last moment on earth," said TV- ONE host Roland S. Martin, a friend, colleague, and fellow columnist. "George Curry died with his boots on, still fighting."
In 2003, Curry was named the NABJ Journalist of the Year for his continued commitment of influencing the NEXT generation of digital journalists.
George E. Curry was 69 years old.