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"The black press taught me how to write, how to make up a newspaper, the value of news, and the value of being truthful. The black press was the advocate of all of our dreams, wishes, and desires. I still think it was the greatest advocate for equal and civil rights that black people had in America. It had an effect on everybody."

Frank Bolden, journalist

General and Regional Histories

Streitmatter, Rodger. Raising Her Voice: African-American Women Journalists Who Changed History. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1994.

Suggs, Henry Lewis, ed. The Black Press in the Middle West, 1865-1985. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.

--. The Black Press in the South, 1865-1979. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Thompson, Julius Eric. The Black Press in Mississippi: 1865-1985. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1993.

The Nineteenth Century Black Press

Blackett, R. J. M., ed. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.

Dann, Martin E., ed. The Black Press, 1827-1890: The Quest for National Identity. New York: Putnam, 1971.

Detwiler, Frederick G. The Negro Press in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1922.

Duster, Alfreda M., ed. Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

Hutton, Frankie. The Early Black Press in America, 1827-1860. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Penn, Garland I. The Afro-American Press and Its Editors. Springfield, MA: Willey, 1891; reprint, New York: Arno Press and New York Times, 1969.

Rhodes, Jane. Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.

Tripp, Bernell. Origins of the Black Press: New York 1827-1847. Northport, AL: Vision Press, 1992.

The Twentieth Century Black Press

Dawkins, Wayne. Black Journalists: The NABJ Story. Sicklerville, NJ: August Press, 1993.

Finkle, Lee. Forum for Protest: The Black Press During World War II. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1975.

Hogan Lawrence. A Black National News Service: The Associated Negro Press and Claude Barnett, 1919-1945. Rutherford: Farleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 1984.

Ottley, Roi. The Lonely Warrior: The Life and Times of Robert S. Abbott. Chicago: H. Regnery Company, 1955.

Suggs, Henry Lewis. P. B. Young, Newspaperman: Race, Politics, and Journalism in the New South, 1920-1962. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1988.

Washburn, Patrick S. A Question of Sedition: The Federal Government's Investigation of the Black Press During World War II. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.


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