The African American Newspaper

Voice of Freedom

Author: Patrick S. Washburn,Medill School of Journalism

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810122901

Category: History

Page: 258

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Winner, 2007 Tankard Award In March of 1827 the nation's first black newspaper appeared in New York City--to counter attacks on blacks by the city's other papers. From this signal event, The African American Newspaper traces the evolution of the black newspaper--and its ultimate decline--for more than 160 years until the end of the twentieth century. The book chronicles the growth of the black press into a powerful and effective national voice for African Americans during the period from 1910 to 1950--a period that proved critical to the formation and gathering strength of the civil rights movement that emerged so forcefully in the following decades. In particular, author Patrick S. Washburn explores how the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Defender led the way as the two most influential black newspapers in U.S. history, effectively setting the stage for the civil rights movement's successes. Washburn also examines the numerous reasons for the enormous decline of black newspapers in influence and circulation in the decades immediately following World War II. His book documents as never before how the press's singular accomplishments provide a unique record of all areas of black history and a significant and shaping affect on the black experience in America.
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Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers

Author: Barbara K. Henritze

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806314575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 9394

This book contains a complete checklist of African American newspapers identified in all major bibliographic sources--newspaper directories, union lists, finding aids, African American bibliographies, yearbooks, and specifically African American newspaper sources--a total of 5,539 newspapers. For reference purposes the text is arranged in tabular format under the following headings: newspaper title, city and state of publication, frequency of publication, dates, and sources. Newspapers are listed by state and city, which are in alphabetical order, then, by city, in alphabetical order by title. The papers are again listed alphabetically in the index, this time in a single, comprehensive list.--From publisher description.
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Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles: An annotated bibliography of the Chicago defender, the Afro-American (Baltimore), the Los Angeles sentinel, and the New York Amsterdam news, 1910-1950

Author: Charlene B. Regester

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 711

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All forms of American entertainment have been influenced by the participation of African Americans, and some forms have been invented by them, yet for much history that influence and those inventions went undocumented in the white press. For the first half of the twentieth century, the best coverage of blacks in entertainment-especially the developing motion picture industry-was in the newspapers published and circulated by the African American community. This annotated bibliography offers easy access to that coverage in four of the most influential black newspapers in the period from 1910 to 1950: the Chicago Defender, the Afro-American (Baltimore), the Los Angeles Sentinel and the New York Amsterdam News. The chronological arrangement allows the reader to trace developments in entertainment from the early days of motion pictures to mid-century. Quotations from the articles offer a taste of each newspaper's style, and extensive indexing provides quick access to names, titles, and subjects, making the book an invaluable aid to researchers.
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Freedom's Journal

The First African-American Newspaper

Author: Jacqueline Bacon

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739118948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well as using the source material to extract information about African-American life at that time.
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The African American Press in World War II

Toward Victory at Home and Abroad

Author: Paul Alkebulan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739190776

Category: History

Page: 186

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The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad thoroughly explores the diverse nature of the wartime African American press at home and its groundbreaking international coverage. This effort enhanced the black press’s influence, increased interest in the press in general, and greatly improved circulation figures.
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The African American Press

A History of News Coverage During National Crises, with Special Reference to Four Black Newspapers, 1827-1965

Author: Charles A. Simmons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786426071

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Looks at the coverage of national events by predominantly black newspapers, including the "Chicago Defender," the "Pittsburgh Courier," the "Black Dispatch," and the "Jackson Advocate," from the antebellum period and antislavery movement through the civil
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Finding and Using African American Newspapers

Author: Timothy N. Pinnick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780944619858

Category: African American newspapers

Page: 71

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Finally a book has come along that addresses the difficult topic of African American newspaper research. Are there actually black newspapers out there? How do I locate them? Is there much in them aside from obituaries? Finding and Using African American Newspapers demystifies the process of locating these newspapers and provides researchers with a plethora of tips and strategies on how to track down those genealogically rich social columns.
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African-American Newspapers and Periodicals

A National Bibliography

Author: James Philip Danky,Maureen E. Hady

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674007888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 740

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The authentic voice of African-American culture is captured in this first comprehensive guide to a treasure trove of writings by and for a people, as found in sources in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. This bibliography contains over 6,000 entries.
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Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles: An annotated bibliography of the Chicago defender, the Afro-American (Baltimore), the Los Angeles sentinel, and the New York Amsterdam news, 1910-1950

Author: Charlene B. Regester

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 711

View: 3070

All forms of American entertainment have been influenced by the participation of African Americans, and some forms have been invented by them, yet for much history that influence and those inventions went undocumented in the white press. For the first half of the twentieth century, the best coverage of blacks in entertainment-especially the developing motion picture industry-was in the newspapers published and circulated by the African American community. This annotated bibliography offers easy access to that coverage in four of the most influential black newspapers in the period from 1910 to 1950: the Chicago Defender, the Afro-American (Baltimore), the Los Angeles Sentinel and the New York Amsterdam News. The chronological arrangement allows the reader to trace developments in entertainment from the early days of motion pictures to mid-century. Quotations from the articles offer a taste of each newspaper's style, and extensive indexing provides quick access to names, titles, and subjects, making the book an invaluable aid to researchers.
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Encyclopedia of African American Business

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331107

Category: African American business enterprises

Page: 884

View: 6806

Essays provide information the African American business community and African American business leaders in the United States, from the eighteenth century to the present day.
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The African-American Experience in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut

Benevolence and Bitterness

Author: Theresa Vara-Dannen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739188631

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 9183

The African-American Experience in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut examines and analyzes the African-American experience in Connecticut as it was portrayed through primary sources. In this book we can hear, sometimes for the first time, the voices of African Americans and others commenting on the complicated and explosive racial issues of their time.
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The Emergence of African American Literacy Traditions

Family and Community Efforts in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Phyllis M. Belt-Beyan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897897990

Category: Education

Page: 207

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Each chapter includes a review of key concepts, guided study questions, and section reviews that encourage students’ active participation in the learning process; two practice tests and a challenge test help them assess their mastery of the material. Applications and observational activities are also included.
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Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography

Author: Henry Louis Gates,Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195387953

Category: History

Page: 595

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The Harlem Renaissance is the best known and most widely studied cultural movement in African American history. Now, in Harlem Renaissance Lives, esteemed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham have selected 300 key biographical entries culled from the eight-volume African American National Biography, providing an authoritative who's who of this seminal period. Here readers will find engagingly written and authoritative articles on notable African Americans who made significant contributions to literature, drama, music, visual art, or dance, including such central figures as poet Langston Hughes, novelist Zora Neale Hurston, aviator Bessie Coleman, blues singer Ma Rainey, artist Romare Bearden, dancer Josephine Baker, jazzman Louis Armstrong, and the intellectual giant W. E. B. Du Bois. Also included are biographies of people like the Scottsboro Boys, who were not active within the movement but who nonetheless profoundly affected the artistic and political statements that came from Harlem Renaissance figures. The volume will also feature a preface by the editors, an introductory essay by historian Cary D. Wintz, and 75 illustrations.
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The African American Woman Golfer

Her Legacy

Author: M. Mikell Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313349041

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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"The African American Woman Golfer: Her Legacy" gives a brief historical overview of African American women in golf and examines the sport to uncover all African American women who have been involved in golf over the past 75 years. M. Mikell Johnson shows how these women-who were seemingly far removed from the white, male, privileged world of the country club-broke both color and gender barriers to become golfers. This book traces the history of how African American women got involved in golf. Title VI and Title IX alleviated some of the racial and financial burdens for some young women in high school and college athletics, allowing them to participate in all sports regardless of race, creed, or gender. Women's clubs also provided a stable foundation for female athletes in male-dominated sports. The misinformation, social apathy, financial encumbrances, and, finally, the role of the media in both promoting and preventing black women's opportunities in golf are discussed. "The African American Woman Golfer: Her Legacy" identifies over 300 women and their lives in golf. The author also profiles prominent golfers such as Althea Gibson, who crossed the LPGA color line; Helen Webb Harris, who created the first club for black women golfers; and Ann Gregory, who broke the USGA whites only clause in women's golf.
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Whither the Black Press?

Author: Clint C. Wilson II

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493161431

Category: History

Page: 178

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Those who have wondered whatever "happened" to the Black press will find answers in this informative and entertaining book that addresses the various issues that contributed to the decline of African American newspapers and examines whether new media platforms of the 21st century can fill the void. Written by a recognized Black press scholar and professional journalist, the book explores the historic development of African American newspapers from their African roots to the founding of their first weekly journal and into the glory years as the communication foundation for the Civil Rights Movement. In the process the author reveals little known facts about the ways in which the Black press wove itself into the fabric of American culture among the White and Black populations. Along the way this easy-to-read volume brings to life interesting historical facts including: -- The early development of literary and publishing endeavors among Black people in colonial America and what Thomas Jefferson wrote about them. -- The ironic consequences that visited White publications following the U.S. Supreme Court's racial segregation decision in Plessy vs. Ferguson. -- The roles played by aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright in the launch of a Black newspaper published by Paul Laurence Dunbar. -- How the Black press reacted to the controversial success of the Amos N' Andy radio show in the 1930s. -- Why the Black press found itself at a disadvantage in reporting the Civil Rights Movement for which it had been largely responsible. -- What factors led to the strained relationship between the Black press and African American journalists who work for White-owned news organizations. Whither the Black Press? is a well written, interpretive historical account of African American newspapers and their struggle for survival against the backdrop of hegemonic White political, social and economic forces. It brings perspective and understanding of how a venerable African American institution journeyed through a glorious past into an uncertain future.
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The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

Author: Robert L Harris Jr.,Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151087X

Category: History

Page: 456

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This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.
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Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers

Author: Yolanda Williams Page

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 728

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A reference offering entries on 168 women writers of African-American descent writing in all forms includes autobiography, poetry, children's literature, and criticism.
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Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920

Author: William G. Jordan

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080787552X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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During World War I, the publishers of America's crusading black newspapers faced a difficult dilemma. Would it be better to advance the interests of African Americans by affirming their patriotism and offering support of President Wilson's war for democracy in Europe, or should they demand that the government take concrete steps to stop the lynching, segregation, and disfranchisement of blacks at home as a condition of their participation in the war? This study of their efforts to resolve that dilemma offers important insights into the nature of black protest, race relations, and the role of the press in a republican system. William Jordan shows that before, during, and after the war, the black press engaged in a delicate and dangerous dance with the federal government and white America--at times making demands or holding firm, sometimes pledging loyalty, occasionally giving in. But although others have argued that the black press compromised too much, Jordan demonstrates that, given the circumstances, its strategic combination of protest and accommodation was remarkably effective. While resisting persistent threats of censorship, the black press consistently worked at educating America about the need for racial justice.
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