Category Broadcaster

Carole Simpson: Trailblazing African American Journalist

Carole Simpson: A trailblazing pioneer in the field of broadcast journalism. Click the link to learn more.

Burl Toler: 1st African American NFL Official

Burl Toler made history in 1965 when he became the first African American official in the NFL. Click the link to learn more.

African American Broadcasting Pioneer: Sherman Maxwell

  Black History:  Special Delivery!! Sherman “Jocko” Maxwell, is considered to be the nation’s first African-American sportscaster. Maxwell’s broadcast career began in 1929 when he convinced the owner of WNJR in Newark into giving him five minutes of air time… Continue Reading →

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