Journalist. Scholar. Game changer. The media world is reeling over the loss of legendary journalist and biographer Lerone Bennett, Jr. Bennett is known as a definitive chronicler of black life and events through his work for iconic publications like Ebony Magazine, where he served as Executive Editor. The Morehouse graduate also served as editor of Jet Magazine. Many remembered the media giant on social media.
Bennett authored the book Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America. He was 89.