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White Problems and the Roots of Black Power

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter documents how Bennett specifically, and Ebony more broadly, began to use black history as a lens through which to critique the gains and trajectory of the civil rights movement and the ... More


Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

E. James West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This study reveals the previously hidden impact of Ebony magazine as a major producer and disseminator of popular black history during the second half of the twentieth century, stretching from its ... More


We Can Seize the Opportunity

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter charts Ebony’s initial response to the ‘mainstreaming’ of black history in American popular and political culture during the 1970s, focused around the magazine’s discussion of, and ... More


The Black Press and a Mass Black Readership

Kim T. Gallon

in Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043222
eISBN:
9780252052101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043222.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the mass movement of southern African Americans to Northern cities in the first half of the twentieth century and shows how it dramatically altered the Black Press. After 1920, ... More


Introduction

Kim T. Gallon

in Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043222
eISBN:
9780252052101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043222.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory section introduces the book’s major arguments and provides an overview of the history of the Black Press in the early twentieth century. The introduction also explores the ... More


The Color Line of Scrimmage and Sporting Congregations

Derrick E. White

in Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652443
eISBN:
9781469652467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652443.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the beginnings of college football at HBCUs from the late nineteenth century through the 1930s. Black college football started as a separate institution distinct, yet similar, ... More


Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press

Kim T. Gallon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043222
eISBN:
9780252052101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043222.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press is an examination of the coverage of sexuality in the Black Press between 1925 and 1940, otherwise known as the ... More


A Hero to Be Remembered

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how internal and external tensions influencing Ebony’s depiction of black history fed into the struggle to establish a national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during ... More


An Abundance of Outright Untruths

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter situates the early development of Ebony within a longer history of black press engagement with black history and the evolution of the black history movement in the United States. It ... More


Emmett Till's America

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 sets the stage for the lynching by illuminating the legacies of racism, Jim Crow, lynching, regionalism, World War II racism, Cold War race relations, and Brown v. Board of Education. ... More


Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062563
eISBN:
9780813051598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062563.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Seams of Empire tells the story of journalists, writers, and activists who challenged and re-imagined colonial and racial arrangements in Puerto Rico and the United States from 1940 to 1972. In ... More


Tell Us of Our Past

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the publication of Ebony’s first major “Negro History” series during the early 1960s, a feature which helped to formalise its role as an outlet for popular black history and ... More


Charles Bukowski and the Entrepreneurs of World Literature

William Marling

in Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190274146
eISBN:
9780190274177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In contrast to García Márquez, Charles Bukowski stayed at home in Los Angeles and appeared strictly in small magazines, hundreds of them part of the mimeo mag revolution. Three entrepreneurs, John ... More


Epilogue

Kim T. Gallon

in Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043222
eISBN:
9780252052101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043222.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue briefly recounts the history of African American sexuality in the Black Press during the interwar years. The concluding chapter also briefly discusses the Black Press’s coverage and ... More


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