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The Black Press : Soldiers without swords ; a film by Stanley Nelson

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Title:The Black Press : Soldiers without swords ; a film by Stanley Nelson

Web site companion to a film of the same name by Stanley Nelson. Includes information about the film and a transcript from the production. Provides background information on several African American newspapers, including the Chicago Defender, The California Eagle, The Afro-American, and The Pittsburgh Courier. Also includes biographies of African American reporters and writers including Charlotta Bass, Robert Lee Vann, John Henry Murphy, Robert S. Abbott, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Gertrude Mossell, and Oliver Harrington. The site also includes a timeline of important events in the history of African American newspapers, information about modern African American journalists, interactive activities, and a list of events and resources.

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Types:Instructional materials | Web sites | Texts (document genres) | Timelines (chronologies) | Documentaries and factual works | Study guides | Biographies | Sound recordings | Interviews | MovingImage
Subjects:Bass, Charlotta A., 1880-1969 | Vann, Robert L., 1879-1940 | Murphy, John Henry, 1840-1922 | Murphy, Carl, 1889-1967 | Abbott, Robert S. (Robert Sengstacke), 1868-1940 | Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 | Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931 | Mossell, N. F., Mrs., 1855- | Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell), 1912- | Newspapers | African American newspapers | Race relations | United States--Race relations--History--20th century | Reporters and reporting--United States | African American authors | African American newspaper editors | African American journalists | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Institution:Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Contributors:PBS Online | Halsell New Media (Firm)
Persistent Link to Item:http://www.pbs.org/blackpress/