(Sept. 2, 1903-May 25, 1989). Editor of the Macedonian Tribune and advocate for an independent and democratic Macedonia, Christo N. Nizamoff was born in Yankovetz near Resen, Macedonia, and educated in Sofia, Bulgaria. He escaped Serbian oppression by immigrating to the United States in 1921.

After working in a Connecticut cotton mill, he moved to New York City in 1922 where he directed the Macedonian Press Bureau during the formative years of the Macedonian Patriotic Organization (MPO), which was founded in Fort Wayne and headquartered in Indianapolis. At the request of MPO leadership, Nizamoff moved to Indianapolis in 1930 on a temporary assignment for the Bulgarian-language weekly Makedonska Tribuna/Macedonian Tribune (founded February 10, 1927). He remained with the paper for 41 years, serving as its editor-in-chief from April 1966 to March 1971.

Nizamoff wrote articles and editorials regularly for the Tribune for which he received two Freedom Foundation awards (1968, 1970). He was a founding member of the Indianapolis Press Club in 1934 and was named its Man of the Year in 1966. Nizamoff was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1974. Considered an expert on Balkan affairs, Nizamoff recounted his life in the pursuit of Macedonian independence in his autobiography, A Struggle For Freedom.

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