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The Influence of the Black Press

The Influence of the Black Press

(p.170) Chapter Nine The Influence of the Black Press
Promises of Citizenship
Kathleen M. German
University Press of Mississippi

The black press had a tremendous impact on shaping and solidifying attitudes in the African American community. This chapter identifies the impact of black journalists who shaped minority public opinion and generated government anxiety during World Wars I and II. It explores the themes that dominated news stories as well as the federal response to the black press.

Keywords:   Black press, National Negro Publishing Association, The Pittsburgh Courier, The Chicago Defender, Communism

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