Vivian Castleberry

Vivian Castleberry, a trailblazing force for women, dies

If women have achieved any measure of equality and support in this city, they have trailblazing journalist and activist Vivian Castleberry to thank for helping to pave the way.

In a career spanning more than two generations, Castleberry revolutionized the coverage of women's issues, and well into her 90s worked on causes that gave women better lives.

She was a champion for women's rights in a male-dominated city, boldly demanding a seat at the table when few believed women deserved one.

From her early school days to her professional endeavors, Castleberry gave little thought to whether women had previously...