BENNETT JR., Lerone (1928-2018)
SIG – Autograph in fountain pen ink on a postal first day cover commemorating George Washington Carver. Cover is dated 1948 – 69 years old! Nice example. Comes with a small print image of Bennett.
Born and raised in Mississippi, he graduated from Morehouse College in 1949. He served in the Korean War and began in journalism briefly at the Atlanta Daily World, when we was hired away by Johnson Publishing to work for JET magazine. Later, he was the long-time executive editor of Ebony magazine, and was associated with the publication for more than 50 years. Bennett also served as a visiting professor of history at Northwestern University.