The Negro press in the United States by Frederick German DetweilerThe Negro press in the United States by Frederick German Detweiler

The Negro press in the United States

byFrederick German Detweiler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII OTHER SOLUTIONS OF THE RACE PROBLEM There is a small group of Negro magazines in New York making an impression quite out of proportion to their number. Prominent among these is the Crusader, which looks from its safe distance on Russia with pleasure and even mentions socialism rather approvingly.1 The Challenge, also of New York, makes fearlessness its selling-point: "It Fears Only God" is its motto. Garveyism is approved by this periodical, national loyalty is interpreted in a radical way, and violent statement is its rule.2 The Promoter, a periodical which was recently issued, partakes somewhat of the tone of the Crusader. It is impossible to estimate the number of colored people who read these magazines. The Crusader varied in circulation between 23,000 and 37,000 copies during 1920 and went into "nearly every big town in the United States, and many rural communities." This magazine, like the others, and the Negro World, cultivates the field for racial propaganda in the West Indies. It prints a letter from Trinidad (January, 1921) telling of government agents who searched homes for the Negro World, the Messenger, and the Crusader, and who carried away the Promoter for examination. Apart from the Messenger, which must be examined separately, it is hard to distinguish a consistent policy in these publications. When the Crusader began its work, the purpose was propaganda for "A Free Africa, A Strong Negro State (in Africa or elsewhere, e.g., South America, Haiti, etc.), Instruction in Negro History, etc." Cyril V. Briggs, the editor, is head of the African Blood Brotherhood. The April, 1921, number "invites discussion," but suggests as a basis for it the following program: Combine the two most likely and feasible propositions, viz.: salvation ...

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Title:The Negro press in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217094600

ISBN - 13:9780217094603

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