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Carter G. Woodson: History, the Black Press, and Public Relations

Burnis R. Morris


Historian Carter G. Woodson’s employment of the black press and modern public-relations techniques to preserve and popularize black history during the first half of the 20th century is rediscovered and examined in this study. This rarely explored side of Woodson, often called “The Father of Black History,” resurrects the lost image of a leading cultural icon who used his celebrity in multiple roles as an opinion journalist, newsmaker, and CEO/publicist of black history to bring veneration to a subject whose past was clouded by misinformation and contempt. During his era, 1915-1950, Woodson cul ... More

Keywords: Black press, Black history, Father of Black History, Black History Movement, Modern public relations, Opinion journalist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496814074
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496814074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Burnis R. Morris, author
Marshall University