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Carter G. WoodsonHistory, the Black Press, and Public Relations$
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Burnis R. Morris

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496814074

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496814074.001.0001

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Harnessing Press Coverage

Harnessing Press Coverage

(p.37) Chapter 3 Harnessing Press Coverage
Carter G. Woodson

Burnis R. Morris

University Press of Mississippi

Newspaper coverage of Woodson, from his graduation from high school as an unknown through his rise as one of the most significant newsmakers in the black press during his era, is retraced from Appalachia to Washington and beyond. Black newspapers defined Woodson as news. Black newspapers made Woodson a national hero and celebrity, assets he used in support of his cause.

Keywords:   Woodson’s cause, Black press, Appalachia, News, National hero

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