Extended Bibliography for the Black Press
Re: The Great Migration
Griffin, Farah Jasmine. "Who Set you Flowin’?" The African-American Migration Narrative. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Grossman, James R. Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration. University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Migration and How It Changed America. New York: Vintage Books, 1991.
Painter, Nell Irvin. Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas after Reconstruction. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1976, 1986.
Trotter, Joe William, Jr., ed. The Great Migration in Historical Perspective: New Dimensions of Race, Class, & Gender. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.
Re: The History of the Black Press
Brooks, Maxwell R. The Negro Press Re-Examined: Political Content of Leading Negro Newspapers. Boston, MA: Christopher Publishing House, 1959.
Dawkins, Wayne. Black Journalists: The NABJ Story. Sicklerville, NJ: August Press, 1993.
Finkle, Lee. Forum for Protest: The Black Press During World War II. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, Inc., 1975.
Hogan Lawrence. A Black National News Service: The Associated Negro Press and Claude Barnett, 1919-1945. Rutherford: Farleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 1984.
La Brie III, Henry G, ed. Perspectives of the Black Press: 1974. Kennebunkport, Maine: Mercer House Press, 1974.
Lyle, Jack, ed. The Black American and the Press. The Regents of the University of California, 1968.
Myrdal, Gunnar, et al. An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy: Volume I. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1944.
Penn, I. Garland. The Afro-American Press and its Editors. Salem, New Hampshire: Ayer Company, Publishers, Inc., 1891.
Pride, Armistead and Clint C. Wilson II. A History of The Black Press. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1997.
Senna, Carl. The Black Press and the Struggle for Civil Rights. New York: Franklin Watts, 1993.
Streitmatter, Rodger. Raising Her Voice: African-American Women Journalists Who Changed History. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1994.
Tinney, James S. and Justine J. Rector. Issues and Trends in Afro-American Journalism. Washington, DC: University Press of America, Inc., 1980.
Washburn, Patrick S. A Question of Sedition: The Federal Government’s Investigation of the Black Press During World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Wolseley, Roland Edgar. The Black Press, U.S.A. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1971.
Re: The Nineteenth Century Black Press
Blackett, R. J. M., ed. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.
Bullock, Penelope L. The Afro-American Periodical Press, 1838-1909. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981.
Dann, Martin E., ed. The Black Press, 1827-1890: The Quest for National Identity. New York: Putnam, 1971.
Detwiler, Frederick G. The Negro Press in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1922.
Hutton, Frankie. The Early Black Press in America, 1827-1860. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Rhodes, Jane. Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.
Suggs, Henry Lewis, ed. The Black Press in the Middle West, 1865-1985. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
-----. The Black Press in the South, 1865-1979. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.
Thompson, Julius E. The Black Press in Mississippi, 1865-1985. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1993.
Tripp, Bernell. Origins of the Black Press: New York 1827-1847. Northport, AL: Vision Press, 1992.
Re: African Americans in World War I
Barbeau, Arthur E. and Florette Henri. The Unknown Soldiers: African-American Troops in World War I. New York: Da Capo Press, 1996.
Re: African Americans in World War II
James, C. L. R., et al. Fighting Racism in World War II: A Week by Week account of the struggle against racism and discrimination in the United States during 1939-45. New York: Pathfinder, 1980.
McGuire, Phillip, ed. Taps For A Jim Crow Army:Letters from Black Soldiers in World War II. Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1983 1993.
Re: The Future of the Black Press
Lacy, Stephen, James M. Stephens and Stan Soffin, "The Future of the African American Press," Newspaper Research Journal 12 (Summer 1991): 8-19.
General reference books
Blanchard, Margaret, ed. History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia (Detroit: Fitzhugh and Dearborn, 1998)
Franklin, John Hope and August Meier, eds. Black Leaders of the Twentieth Century (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982)
Hine, Darlene Clarke, ed. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (Brooklyn: Carlson Publishers, 1992).
James, Edward T., ed. Notable Black Women (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971).
Logan, Rayford W. And Michael R. Winston, eds. Dictionary of American Negro Biography (New York: W.W. Norton, 1982)
Websites/ Journalism Organizations
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Asian American Journalists Association
The Freedom Forum
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
National Newspaper Publishers Association
National Press Club
Native American Journalists Association
Newspaper Association of America
Overseas Press Club of America
World Association of Women Journalists and Writers
Chicago Historical Society (for material on the Associated Negro Press)
Library of Congress
Moorland Spingarn Research Center
Other useful sites devoted to African American Periodicals
African American News Service
Rutgers University African-American Studies
Stanford University Library
Yale University African American Studies site
If you are interested in researching newspapers beyond the scope of this bibliography, consider visiting the microfilm collection at research centers such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.
Many historical newspapers can be obtained via inter library loan.