Hidden Figures in Public Relations





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Published on May 11, 2017

When you think of the pioneers of the public relations profession who comes to mind? The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations hosted a webinar titled “Hidden Figures in PR: Putting a Long-Overdue Spotlight on African-American PR Pioneers.”

Our textbooks taught us the pioneers of our profession—Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays—but this webinar shines a light on those the textbooks missed. This on-demand webinar has students, educators and practitioners discovering the “Hidden Figures in PR.”

The webinar provided deeper insight and understanding of the history of our profession. Led by industry professionals:
- Denise Hill, assistant professor, Elon University
- Alicia Thompson, board member, The Plank Center

And introduced by Jada Culver, Public Relations Student Society of America president, The University of Alabama.


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