By Monesha Woods
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Days after Gwen Ifill was laid to rest in a star-studded funeral at which First Lady Michelle Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder paid their respects, tributes to the award-winning journalist continue to pour in.
As many struggle to process her sudden death, focus has turned to the legacy that’s now left behind by the media icon, who broke racial barriers with her excellence instead of her race.
Ifill, who died Nov. 14, after a battle with cancer, spent decades climbing the ranks from print journalist to news anchor and famed political moderator. Ifill began as an intern at the Boston Herald-American while a student at Simmons College in 1977, a position that exposed her to opportunity and overt racism in the workplace.