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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


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 Golden Decade of Black Business

Christopher Robert Reed

in The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036231
eISBN:
9780252093173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036231.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines black business activities in Chicago in the 1920s. Robert S. Abbott, Jesse Binga, and Anthony Overton dominated the business activities of the Black Metropolis with their ... More


Strategies for Visualizing Cultural Capital: The Black Portrait

Amy M. Mooney

in Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043055
eISBN:
9780252051913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the ways in which the portrait was utilized as a tool for social change as it presented the accumulation of knowledge, skills, and consciousness of Chicago’s black entrepreneurs ... 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


A Dream Becomes a Company

Jill D. Snider

in Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 describes Headen’s successful application of Wood’s “coalition economics” to the automotive industry. Focusing on the Headen Motor Company, which Headen founded in Chicago in 1921, the ... More


What Is Africa to Me?

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/9780252037696.003.0024
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rising tide of racial consciousness in Chicago during the early years of the twentieth century. It begins with a discussion of early efforts by Negroes to return to their ... More


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