The First Black Columnist at the Boston Globe dies at 91

July 2

On July 2, 2015, Dexter D. Eure Sr., the first black columnist at the Boston Globe, died.

Dexter D. Eure Sr. was a well respected and esteemed writer. Eure worked at the Boston Globe for more than 25 years, breaking color barriers along the way. He became the first black columnist at the Boston Globe, when he started the column, “Tell It Like It Is.” Eure used the column to advocate for the black community, discussing issues related to lack of black representation in leadership positions within many, if not all, industries. The impact of his work led to success and praise within the Globe and beyond. Eure was appointed as Director of Community Relations at the Globe in the 1970’s. His contributions to the community also led to him being awarded the President’s Award from the Boston branch of the NAACP in 1986. After a successful career, Eure retired from the Globe in 1988.

Dexter D. Eure Sr. died on July 2, 2015 at 91 years old.


Dexter D. Eure Sr., 91; Globe’s pioneering black columnist

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