Raising Her Voice: African-American Women Journalists Who Changed History / Edition 1

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"Each chapter is a biographical sketch of an influential black woman who has written for American newspapers or television news, including Maria W. Stewart, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Gertrude Bustill Mossell, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Josephine St.Pierre Ruffin, Delilah L. Beasley, Marvel Cooke, Charlotta A. Bass, Alice Allison Dunnigan, Ethel L. Payne, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault."

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"Little research exists on African-American women journalists, even in studies of the black press. To address this gap, Streitmatter presents eleven biographies of journalists from the early nineteenth century to the present." — Journal of Women's History

"[Streitmatter] finds that their attraction to journalism cam from their desire to be advocates of racial reform, that they were courageous in the face of sexism and financial discrimination, and that they used education as their entry into journalism and subsequently received support from African-American male editors." — Journal of Women's History

"An historical chronology of eleven interesting and determined black female journalists." — Washington Times

Biographical sketches of 11 black women who have written for American newspaper or television news, from Maria W. Stewart who aided the abolition movement in the 1830s to Charlayne Hunter- Gault, an award-winning reporter for the New York Times and the "MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour." Relies heavily on the women's own words, from articles, interviews, and personal papers. Paper edition unseen, $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813108308
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 7/3/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 997,970
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Maria W. Stewart: Firebrand of the Abolition Movement 15
2 Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Advocate for Canadian Emigration 25
3 Gertrude Bustill Mossell: Guiding Voice for Newly Freed Blacks 37
4 Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Militant Crusader Against Lynching 49
5 Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin: Driving Force in the Women's Club Movement 61
6 Delilah L. Beasley: Voice for Accommodation and Conciliation 73
7 Marvel Cooke: Literary Journalist of the Harlem Renaissance 84
8 Charlotta A. Bass: Radical Precursor of the Black Power Movement 95
9 Alice Allison Dunnigan: Champion of the Decline of Jim Crow 107
10 Ethel L. Payne: Agent for Change in the Civil Rights Movement 118
11 Charlayne Hunter-Gault: Creator of a Human Face behind the Contemporary Black Struggle 129
A Synthesis 140
Notes 153
Index 202
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