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Ashkinaze, Carol

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Type: Biographies | Web sites | Color photographs | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Creator: Ashkinzae, Carol, 1945-
Paulk, Janet
Title: Ashkinaze, Carol
Date: 2001 Apr. 26-2001 Apr. 27
Description: Biographical information, photographic image, abstract of oral history interview, and selected audio clips of Carole Ashkinaze. Ms. Ashkinaze is an award-winning journalist who initially won national recognition as a reporter, columnist, and member of the editorial board for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution from 1976 through 1989. In Atlanta, Ashkinaze wrote about a number of controversial issues including the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, women's rights, feminism, poverty, health-care, politics, education and race. She moved to the Chicago Sun-Times, working as both a columnist and as a member of the editorial board; she was also a popular radio and TV personality, and regular panelist on "The Lassiter Group." In 1992, she returned to Atlanta to work with former President Jimmy Carter on his first domestic policy initiative, The Atlanta Project (later called The America Project), which was an attempt to alleviate the worst aspects of poverty across an entire community. She contributed her services to that project, working pro bono until the following year, when she was named Media Chief of the United Nations Children's Fund. Later she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a freelance journalist for a number of national publications including Business Week, Horizon, and Moment magazines. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, she became a consultant to the American Civil Liberties Union. She also worked with the Communications Consortium Media Center, the Harvard Civil Rights Project, the Fulbright Program and other nonprofits. The audio clips discuss women in journalism and Ashkinaze's decision to write about women's issues, the battle for the ERA in Georgia, and the importance of the Women's Movement
Subjects: Women journalists--United States--Biography | Journalists--Georgia--Biography | Journalists--United States--Biography | Freelance journalism--United States | Women in the mass media industry--United States | Equal rights amendments--United States | Equality before the law--United States | Feminism--United States | Women's rights--Georgia | Women in public life--United States | Women in community organization--United States | Georgia--Politics and government--20th century | Abortion--United States | Pro-choice movement--United States | Atlanta Project | Nonprofit organizations--United States | Social movements--United States | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections | Georgia State University. Women's Studies Institute
Online Publisher: [Atlanta, Ga.] : Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections Department and Archives and the Women's Studies Institute of Georgia State University, 2005
Original Material: Oral history interview with Carole Ashkinaze, 2001 April 26-27
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Carole Ashkinaze, Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection. Special Collections Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.
Related Materials: RealOne Player is required for listening to audio selections | Forms part of the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project Collection
Persistent Link to Item: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/women/oralhistory/interviews.asp?action=ashkinaze

Related Institutions: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Collection Information: Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project Collection