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The Defender

Author : Ethan Michaeli
ISBN : 9780547560878
Genre : History
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“An extraordinary history…Deeply researched, elegantly written…a towering achievement that will not be soon forgotten.”—Brent Staples, New York Times Book Review “[This] epic, meticulously detailed account not only reminds its readers that newspapers matter, but so do black lives, past and present.”—USA Today Giving voice to the voiceless, TheChicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper’s clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for TheDefender’s support. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen’s clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama.

The Defender

Author : Ethan Michaeli
ISBN : 1328470245
Genre : History
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Veteran reporter Ethan Michaeli tells the story of Chicago's iconic black newspaper, the family and the journalists who made it great, and the hidden history of black America in the twentieth century.

The Defender

Author : Ethan Michaeli
ISBN : 0547560699
Genre : History
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A history of the Chicago Defender traces the rise and fall of the founding Sengstacke family, placing their story against a backdrop of pivotal historical events while citing the contributions of such figures as Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois and Jesse Jackson. 20,000 first printing.

Black Newspapers And America S War For Democracy 1914 1920

Author : William G. Jordan
ISBN : 9780807875520
Genre : Social Science
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During World War I, the publishers of America's crusading black newspapers faced a difficult dilemma. Would it be better to advance the interests of African Americans by affirming their patriotism and offering support of President Wilson's war for democracy in Europe, or should they demand that the government take concrete steps to stop the lynching, segregation, and disfranchisement of blacks at home as a condition of their participation in the war? This study of their efforts to resolve that dilemma offers important insights into the nature of black protest, race relations, and the role of the press in a republican system. William Jordan shows that before, during, and after the war, the black press engaged in a delicate and dangerous dance with the federal government and white America--at times making demands or holding firm, sometimes pledging loyalty, occasionally giving in. But although others have argued that the black press compromised too much, Jordan demonstrates that, given the circumstances, its strategic combination of protest and accommodation was remarkably effective. While resisting persistent threats of censorship, the black press consistently worked at educating America about the need for racial justice.

The Early Black Press In America 1827 To 1860

Author : Frankie Hutton
ISBN : 0313286965
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This is an important, scholarly study that brings well-researched new findings and revisionist perspectives to bear upon the antebellum black press and black bourgeoisie." Patricia Morton, Trent University

An Autobiography Of Black Chicago

Author : Dempsey Travis
ISBN : 1932841679
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Few were more qualified than Dempsey Travis to write the history of African Americans in Chicago, and none would be able to do it with the same command of firsthand sources. This seminal paperback reissue, An Autobiography of Black Chicago, emulates the best works of Studs Terkel ? portraying the African American Chicago community through the personal experiences of Dempsey Travis, his family, and his fellow Chicagoans. Through his family's and his own experiences, plus those of the book's numerous well-respected contributors, Travis tells a comprehensive, intimate story of African Americans in Chicago. Starting with John Baptiste Point du Sable, who was the first non?Native American to settle on the mouth of the Chicago River, and ending with Travis's successes providing equal housing opportunities for Chicago African Americans, An Autobiography of Black Chicago acquaints the reader with the city's most prominent African American figures ? told through their own words.

Let Us Fight As Free Men

Author : Christine Knauer
ISBN : 9780812245974
Genre : History
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Today, the military is one the most racially diverse institutions in the United States. But for many decades African American soldiers battled racial discrimination and segregation within its ranks. In the years after World War II, the integration of the armed forces was a touchstone in the homefront struggle for equality—though its importance is often overlooked in contemporary histories of the civil rights movement. Drawing on a wide array of sources, from press reports and newspapers to organizational and presidential archives, historian Christine Knauer recounts the conflicts surrounding black military service and the fight for integration. Let Us Fight as Free Men shows that, even after their service to the nation in World War II, it took the persistent efforts of black soldiers, as well as civilian activists and government policy changes, to integrate the military. In response to unjust treatment during and immediately after the war, African Americans pushed for integration on the strength of their service despite the oppressive limitations they faced on the front and at home. Pressured by civil rights activists such as A. Philip Randolph, President Harry S. Truman passed an executive order that called for equal treatment in the military. Even so, integration took place haltingly and was realized only after the political and strategic realities of the Korean War forced the Army to allow black soldiers to fight alongside their white comrades. While the war pushed the civil rights struggle beyond national boundaries, it also revealed the persistence of racial discrimination and exposed the limits of interracial solidarity. Let Us Fight as Free Men reveals the heated debates about the meaning of military service, manhood, and civil rights strategies within the African American community and the United States as a whole.

Robert L Vann Of The Pittsburgh Courier Politics And Black Journalism

Author : Andrew Bunie
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002664626
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chicago Defender

Author : Myiti Sengstacke Rice
ISBN : 9780738561240
Genre : History
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The history of the Chicago Defender, a leading newspaper in the 1920s which served as a platform for African Americans to voice their opinions on race, oppression, and dreams of a better future.

Crusaders In The Courts

Author : Jack Greenberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063987056
Genre : History
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