'City Paper' article by Jim Duffy wins A. D. Emmart Award

December 05, 1993

Jim Duffy's long City Paper article, "Kill the Messenger: The Last March of Bill Moore," is the winner of this year's $500 A. D. Emmart Memorial Award for published writing in the humanities.

Mr. Moore, a 25-year-old Baltimore postman and civil rights activist, was shot dead in April 1963 while walking alone along an Alabama highway. He was carrying a sign that read, "Black or White, Eat at Joe's. End Segregation in America."

Honorable mention and a $100 prize go to Linell N. Smith for her Sun Magazine article, "One Day at a Time: Living With Depression," and to Arthur J. Magida for his Jewish Times article about the Holocaust Museum in Washington, "Out of the Silence."

The awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m. today in the Poe Room of Enoch Pratt Free Library's Central Building.

During 47 years as a staff member at the Baltimore Sun, A. D. Emmart, who died in 1973, was editor of the editorial page of The Evening Sun and, earlier, art critic of The Sun.

Esta Maril heads the Emmart Memorial Award Committee.

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