Joe Mozingo

Writer

Joe Mozingo is a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He won a Robert F. Kennedy Award for covering the earthquake in Haiti and helped lead a Miami Herald team whose investigation into the space shuttle Columbia crash was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His book, “The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family” was a 2012 “Discover Great New Writers” pick by Barnes and Noble. 

Recent Articles

  • A Mozingo hears the tale of two clans

    A Mozingo hears the tale of two clans

    He wonders how each family -- one black, one white -- would react to the long-buried fact that their common forefather was black, and that their surname probably was Bantu.

  • An old diary throws him a curve

    An old diary throws him a curve

    He could grasp having a black ancestor way back in the 1600s. But in the 1800s? A slave? It had to be a mistake. What would his family think?

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