George E. Curry (February 23, 1947 – August 20, 2016)
George Curry(right) pictured with fellow Knoxville College alums, the late Vernon Jarrett and veteran newswoman Barbara Rodgers (photo taken in 2002 at the NABJ Convention, courtesy of Barbara Rodgers)
George Curry, journalist, publisher and civil rights activist died Saturday, August 20, of heart failure.
Curry was editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine in the '90s and was in the process of raising funds to relaunch Emerge in digital format. Curry was the first African-American elected president of the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Curry was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and graduated from Knoxville College in Tennessee.
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