My Times in Black and White, Gerald M. Boyd,
Lawrence Hill Books, February 2010
By Wayne Dawkins
Gerald Boyd was only 56 when he died in fall 2006 after a battle with lung cancer. He was a black pioneer – the first of his race to appear on the masthead of the New York Times – with a long, distinguished newspaper career.
Boyd’s two-decade ascension at the Times as Washington correspondent, metro editor and managing editor crashed after the spring 2003 Jayson Blair scandal.