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"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history." - Carl T Rowan

Journalist and author Carl Thomas Rowan (1925–2000) was born in Ravenscroft, Tennessee, USA. One of the most prominent contemporary black journalists, he was a prizewinning reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune (1950–61), and later (from 1965) became a nationally syndicated columnist, as well as a radio commentator and a panelist (1967–96) on the weekly television show Inside Washington. He also served as ambassador to Finland (1963–4) and as director of the US Information Agency (1964–5).  Full biography.

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