Mary Garber went to work as a society editor at North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Journal in 1940, then transferred to sports in 1946 and never looked back. Her life-long career as a sports reporter is chronicled in this oral history for the Washington Press Club Foundation’s “Women in Journalism” project. She recalls her love of sports reporting, the discrimination she faced as a woman, and her determination to cover black high school athletes in the segregated South. This program is the first half of a two-part interview.
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