Davis, Michael D(eMond) 1939-2003

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DAVIS, Michael D(eMond) 1939-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born January 12, 1939; died of liver failure, November 15, 2003, in Washington, DC. Journalist and author. Davis was a highly respected African-American reporter often best remembered for his reportage of the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned a B.A. in 1963. During the 1960s, he was a reporter for such papers as the Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Afro-American, and Baltimore Sunpapers. Assigned to report on Vietnam, Davis won an NAACP award for his coverage of black troops in Southeast Asia. Later, during the 1970s and early 1980s, he was on staff at the San Diego Union and the Washington Star; he also worked as a broadcaster for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. and for WETA-TV during the 1980s. Davis turned his hand to writing books in the 1990s, writing Thurgood Marshall: Warrior at the Bar (1992) with Hunter R. Clark, and also writing a book about women athletes, Black American Women in Olympic Track and Field (1992). More recently, he was a contributing writer to Young Children with Special Needs: A Developmentally Appropriate Approach (1998).



Washington Post, November 21, 2003, p. B7.