Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989 (BOK)

Amy Helene Forss

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Mildred Dee Brown (1905a"89) was the cofounder of Nebraskaa's Omaha Star the longest running black newspaper founded by an African American woman in the United States. Known for her trademark white carnation corsage Brown was the matriarch of Omahaa's Near North Sidea"a historically black part of towna"and an iconic city leader. Her remarkable life a product of the Reconstruction era and Jim Crow reflects a larger American history that includes the Great Migration the Red Scare of the posta"World War era civil rights and black power movements desegregation and urban renewal.

Within the context of African American and womena's history studies Amy Helene Forssa's Black Print with a White Carnation examines the impact of the black press through the narrative of Browna's life and work. Forss draws on more than 150 oral histories numerous black newspapers and government documents to illuminate African American history during the political and social upheaval of the twentieth century. During Browna's fifty-one-year tenure the Omaha Star became a channel of communication between black and white residents of the city as well as an arena for positive weekly news in the black community. Brown and her newspaper led successful challenges to racial discrimination unfair employment practices restrictive housing covenants and a segregated public school system placing the woman with the white carnation at the centre of Americaa's changing racial landscape.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Amy Helene Forss
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780803246904
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Black & Asian studies