January 16th, 2014Filed under: Stories
In his Author! Author! blog series, Museum president Gary T. Johnson highlights works that draw on our collection.
Jinx Coleman Broussard. African American Foreign Correspondents: A History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press (2013).
Broussard tells a story that needs to be heard: the work of a succession of African American foreign correspondents, beginning in 1850 and continuing for more than 100 years. One of the central figures was Chicago’s Claude A. Barnett, whose Associated Negro Press fed content to newspapers in communities throughout the country. This is a very carefully researched account, one that makes a significant contribution to understanding a growing international awareness of African Americans. > Read the rest of this entry
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