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Race News: Black Journalists and the Fight for Racial Justice in the Twentieth Century

Fred Carroll

Abstract

Race News examines the political and professional evolution of black journalism in the twentieth century. In particular, Fred Carroll explores the commercial black press’ contentious working relationship with the alternative black press and its thorny interactions with a repressive federal government and hostile white media to explain how shifting toleration of progressive politics reconfigured how black journalists wrote and covered the news. From World War I to World War II, leading newspapers crafted a progressive newswriting template influenced by the racial militancy of the New Negro Move ... More

Keywords: Black Power Movement, black press, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War, Harlem Renaissance, journalism, New Negro Movement, newspapers, white media, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041495
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041495.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Carroll, author
Duquesne University