Edmond Freeman

Edmond Wroe Freeman III was born on May 31, 1926, in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas.

After spending a year at T he Citadel , he served in the US Navy during the Korean War . Freeman then studied philosophy at the University of Chicago.

He returned to Arkansas to work at the Pine Bluff Commercial , which his family owned. Under his guidance, the newspaper attracted a number of talented journalists such as Pat Owens, who won a Nieman Fellowship, and Paul Greenburg, who won a Pulitzer Prize .

Freeman passed away on May 3, 2021.

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