Being the First African American Editor-in-Chief

Dwuan June recalls establishing his legacy as the Editor-in-Chief of the Technician.

Interview on 2012-06-18

Transcript

00:00:00.000 The 1980s was a weird-. That period at State was weird because Kevin Howell happened to be the first African American student body president,
00:00:10.789 Stacy-I can't remember her last name-happened to be the first African American homecoming queen, and then Brian Nixon, and then all of a sudden here I come.
00:00:22.978 So I just wanted to be known as the guy who happened to be-. My goal was not to be an African American editor. I wanted to be the editor-in-chief of the newspaper,
00:00:36.204 it just so happened that I happened to be black, and that's how I wanted to be known. It was a good honor and I'm glad that that happened, but that's not what I wanted it to be.
00:00:48.507 My goal was to be editor-in-chief and it just so happened that the hue of my skin was there. I'm not going to shirk that responsibility but, you know, that's how I wanted to look at it.