The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords


86 minutes
Source: California Newsreel

This film tells the story of pioneering African American journalists--both men and women--who gave voice to Black America, including John Sengstacke, Vernon Jarrett, and Charlotta Bass. From the facilitation of the migration of Southern African Americans to the cities in the North, to the recording of the social and political events affecting the lives of African Americans, to providing a showcase honoring African American soldiers in World War II, the 'Black Press' documented life for millions of people who were otherwise ignored.

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