"...for the sake of our common country and ourselves, this is the time to part company with all those within and without the race, who would sell our manhood cheaply."
On February 3, 1947, Percival Prattis, writer for Our World in New York City, became the first Black news correspondent admitted to the House and Senate press galleries. Prattis was the editor of the Pittsburgh Courier and a noted civil rights leader. His 43 year news career included assignments in the Middle East, Far East and Post WWII Europe. He died at the age of 85.