The African-American press

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William Alexander Scott (1903–1934)
By Baruti M. Mamau, Barutiwa Newspaper, Winter 1995. The words of Garvey impelled William A. Scott to engender his dream of establishing an African American newspaper that would be published seven days a week. Despite his short stay on earth, William Alexander Scott, was the greatest newspaper publisher of the 20th century.
Jackson Advocate rises from the ashes
Center for Living Democracy, 28 January 1998. On December 22, 1981, the paper was bombed, and then on January 16, 1982, firebombed again and machine gunned. Police apprehended the men responsible and called them ‘ex-Klansmen.’ The latest arson was preceded by an anonymous telephone death threat.
Despite firebombing, Jackson paper remains defiant voice of poor Mississippi blacks
AFP, 22 March 1998. Last January 26, unknown firebombers broke into the office of Mississippi’s oldest black newspaper in Jackson’s Farish black district. Irreplaceable files, books and cultural artifacts were lost in what local black organizations are calling a hate crime by suspected white supremacist groups.
The Black Press is Black History
By Lee Hubbard, 10 February 1999. Since the inception of the black press, it has shaped and defined all the major issues of importance to black people, and besides the church, the black press has been the strongest institution black people have had. The PBS film, The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords, by Stanley Nelson.