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Wanda Lloyd

Public Speaker and Author

Travels From: Savannah, GA

Speaking Fee: Please contact for more information (615-681-6588)

Categories: Diversity, Journalism, Women Empowerment, Culture, Women in Culture, Social Equality

Wanda Lloyd News

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Wanda Lloyd’s Full Circle of Journalism

RETIRED newspaper editor and educator Wanda Lloyd keeps a picture of her 22-year-old self on all her homepages – her iPhone and her iPad. It’s also on the cover of her new book, out this month, called "Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism."

In the black and white photo, a young and bespectacled reporter, beaming and confident, sits behind the typewriter at her first newspaper job in 1972. This young woman, who was born and raised in Savannah, has no idea of the amazing life that lies ahead of her.

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Lonely at the Top: Wanda Lloyd’s Journey Through American Newsrooms

For Wanda Smalls Lloyd, simply walking into a newsroom in 1972 was enough to change the American journalism industry. 

She broke barriers as a female African American editor at newspapers run by white males. She changed the way journalists reported on black communities. She hired black reporters. She made sure white reporters understood the rich histories of minority communities. . .

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Our Hometown: Veteran Journalist Wanda Lloyd Hosts Book Talk & Meet and Greet

She’s a veteran journalist– former associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University– and retired executive editor of the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.

She’s also the author of a new book– Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism.

Savannah native, Wanda Lloyd, will host a book signing and conversation about her memoir and her incredible journey through a career that has spanned 40 years. . .

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Georgia Writers Museum in Eatonton welcomes renowned journalist, Wanda Lloyd, for "Meet the Author" event on March 14

Lloyd will be presenting her memoir, "Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism," via Zoom from Savannah. The event is free and participants may register for the event at www.georgiawritersmuseum.org and pick up a copy of Lloyd’s book at the Georgia Writers Museum. Light refreshments will be provided at the museum event...

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Senior Citizens, Inc. Announces Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Awardees

Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for area seniors, is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Award. The recipients have contributed significantly to their community, inspired others by the difference they have made, and exemplify a life well lived...

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 ‘Let’s Talk About Race’ webinar series hosted by Equal Opportunity and Title IX Department

The Equal Opportunity and Title IX Department at the University of Nevada, Reno is hosting a five-part discussion series called “Let’s Talk About Race.” Led by Title IX Director and Coordinator Maria Doucettperry, this series is meant to spark dialogue throughout the campus community among staff and students. The series features guest speakers including outside professionals and University staff...

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Keisha Lance Bottoms, other notables write essays for book about race, culture

Published by Georgia-based publishing company DownSouth Press, the anthology was built in the wake of the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others. For acclaimed writers Tina McElroy Ansa and Wanda S. Lloyd, who spearheaded the project, the work came together as the black women’s response to those who are “eager to understand the origins and impacts of systemic racism, white privilege and implicit bias,” according to a release.

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