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Go to It, My Southern Brothers: The Rise of the Modern Black Press, the Great Migration, and the Construction of Urban Black Manhood

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reinterprets the Great Migration as a call to manhood for black men led by the Crisis and, in particular, the Chicago Defender. Their promotion of the migration along these lines gave ... More


The Fraternity: Robert S. Abbott, John Sengstacke, and a New Order in Black (Male) Journalism

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reinterprets the production of black newspapers as a “production” of Race men. It examines Robert S. Abbott’s efforts to groom his nephew, John Sengstacke, to succeed him during a crisis ... More


Robert Sengstacke Abbott, 1868–1940

Myiti Sengstacke Rice

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

From its inception the African American press was a major voice in the African American struggle against violence and discrimination. The unquestioned dean of the black press was Robert Abbott, ... More


The Defender Brings You the World: The Grand European Tour of Patrick B. Prescott Jr.

Hilary Mac Austin

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the European journey of Patrick B. Prescott Jr. and his wife as chronicled in the pages of the Chicago Defender in 1934, showing simultaneously how the paper facilitated the ... More


“Selling That Stuff”: Advertising Art and Early Blues on 78s

Paul Oliver

in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340501
eISBN:
9780199852215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines some aspects of African American visual art. It surveys the graphic art in newspaper advertisements for early blues recordings, with particular emphasis on the Paramount label's ... More


Our Newcomers to the City: The Great Migration and the Making of Modern Mass Culture

Davarian L. Baldwin

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the Chicago Defender had already begun to sound the alarm about “a racial amusement problem.” As proof of “boisterousness and defiance of public sentiment,” the Defender ... More


Childhood in the Land of Hope: Black Children and Religion in Chicago, 1920-1945

Moira Hinderer

in The Study of Children in Religions: A Methods Handbook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776469
eISBN:
9780814777466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776469.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter records the first use of “Defender Jr.,” the Chicago Defender's children's column, as a means of accessing children's interpretations of their religious experiences. These columns, ... More


Scripts and Scoops

Sonja D. Williams

in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Richard Durham's career in journalism and scriptwriting. As Durham moved through the early 1940s, he had yet to snag a full-time writing job. He began as a freelance writer ... More


“Negro Subversion”: Solidifying a Militant Press

Fred Carroll

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041495
eISBN:
9780252050091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041495.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

A skeletal national communications network of news by, about, and for African Americans came into existence as black men and women migrated from the rural South for better wages and opportunities in ... More


Defender

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0022
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the role of the black press in the history of Negroes in Illinois in the early decades of the twentieth century, led by the Chicago Defender. The great majority of Illinois ... More


The Exodus Train

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Chicago Defender's role in sparking the Great Northern Drive mainly through advertisements that announced the many employment opportunities in the North for those willing ... More


Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Robert E. Weems and Jason P. Chambers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the entrepreneurial experiences of and contributions by African American entrepreneurs in Chicago. Through a careful examination of black business activity in areas such as ... More


The Influence of the Black Press

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The black press had a tremendous impact on shaping and solidifying attitudes in the African American community. This chapter identifies the impact of black journalists who shaped minority public ... More


King and Poetry: Quotations, Revisions, and Unsolicited Poems

W. Jason Miller

in Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter details King’s deep engagement with poetry beginning with the lines from various poets that King handwrote on index cards during his years at Boston University. Representative examples ... More


Chicago: The Beginning

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter begins with Regina's job interview at the New York Public Library and describes Regina's early childhood and her parents' background information. It discusses how Regina learned about ... More


. Mississippi Goddam ~ 1963 ~

Nadine Cohodas

in Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872437
eISBN:
9781469602240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.15
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Nina's birthday, which fell in the middle of a two-week engagement at Chicago's Sutherland Hotel. “I'm really quite content,” she told the Chicago Defender in one of two ... More


“M Is for Mississippi and Murder”

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/9780813145365.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Key to the analysis in chapter 4 is a study of how print media outlets presented their final framing of Mississippi and the Deep South on the eve of the trial. Across most of the country, those ... More


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