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The Influence of the Black Press

The Influence of the Black Press

Chapter:
(p.170) Chapter Nine The Influence of the Black Press
Source:
Promises of Citizenship
Author(s):
Kathleen M. German
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0010

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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