"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 (19252000) was born in Ravenscroft, Tennessee, USA. One of the most prominent contemporary black journalists, he was a prizewinning reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune (195061), and later (from 1965) became a nationally syndicated columnist, as well as a radio commentator and a panelist on the weekly television show Inside Washington (196796). He also served as ambassador to Finland (19634) and as director of the US Information Agency (19645).
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