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African American pioneers in journalism and broadcasting oral history project

Repository: State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis

Collection Description (Extant): Doris A. Wesley, reference specialist at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection at the University of Missouri-St. Louis began the African American Pioneers in Journalism and Broadcasting Oral History Project in 1989 for the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-St. Louis.

"The African American Pioneers in Journalism and Broadcasting Oral History Project" includes an exhibit of photographs, commentary of the journalists and broadcasters from the St. Louis African American Community. The project recognizes some of the living legends of local African American media and includes historical text of St. Louis' African American journalists and broadcasters.

Date(s): 1989-1997

Existing IDs: sl 624

Extent: 15 folders; tapes, transcripts, photographs, exhibit text

Finding Aid URL: http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/guides/whm0624.htm External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also sl 629 RODGERS, BENNIE G. PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION. Rodgers, a civil rights advocate and journalist for the St. Louis American, donated 833 photographs that document St. Louis's African American history. Photographs in this collection may be accessed at http://tjrhino1.umsl.edu/whmc/view.php?collnum_get=629.

Interviewees: Charles Bannister, Thomas Benjamin, Donn Johnson, Gregory Freeman, Willie Mae Gracy, Bernie Hayes, Onion Horton, Joesph Palmer, Gloria Pritchard, Michael Roberts, Bennie Rodgers, Lou Fatha Thimes, Carl Thomas, Melba Sweets, Donald Suggs

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American journalists
African American newspapers
African American press
African Americans--Missouri
Civil rights movements--Missouri
Civil rights movements--Press coverage

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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