1980's In Memoriam: Alumni

Janice McKnight-Magona, B.A ’84, died on Nov. 30, 2018. While at Howard, McKnight-Magona served as editor-inchief of The Hilltop. After publishing a series of articles in the student-run newspaper that covered sex discrimination on campus, she was expelled.

A legal battle ensued, but she was later readmitted to the University where she resumed editorial work at The Hilltop.

After graduation, she went on to work on the first Million Man March, served as legislative correspondent for Sen. Arlen Spector and worked as public relations director for the National Council of Negro Women under Dorothy I. Height’s presidency.




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