The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Black journalist project
Repository: Columbia University. Center for Oral History
Collection Description (CRHP): The Black Journalist Project explores the history of the African-American press and contains 97 interviews from prominent journalist, editors, and publishers. A number of these participants touch on the black press', journalists', and editors' role in the civil rights revolution. The interviews were collected in 1971 and 1972 and donated to the Columbia University's Oral History Research Office Collection.
Collection Description (Extant): The Black Journalist Project was created through the donation of Henry La Brie who conducted research on the history of the African-American press. The results of which came in the publication of "Perspectives of the Black Press: 1974," a collection of edited essays from prominent journalist, editors, and publishers. The ninety-seven interviews were collected in 1971 and 1972 and donated to the Columbia University's Oral History Research Office Collection. The interviews were transcribed through a grant from the Ford Foundation and include 6500 pages of transcription.
Digital Status: Unknown
Existing IDs: OHC0000805
Extent: Typescript (6500p)
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American journalists
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