The following is an excerpt from the actual film transcript.
Vernon Jarrett : We didn't exist in the other papers. We were neither born, we didn't get married, we didn't die, we didn't fight in any wars, we never participated in anything of a scientific achievement. We were truly invisible unless we committed a crime. But in the BLACK PRESS, the negro press, we did get married. They showed us our babies being born. They showed us graduating. They showed our PhDs.
Phyl Garland: The black press was never intended to be
objective because it didn't see the -- the white press being
objective. It often took a position. It had an attitude.
This was a press of advocacy. There was news, but the news
had an admitted and a deliberate slant.