Newspapers have always played an important role in promoting the need to read and to bind communities together with news and information.
A Juneteenth 101 Podcast and Lecture Series featuring Dr. Dorscine Spigner Littles, Professor Emeritus from the University of Oklahoma Department of Human Relations with discuss the “Voice of Black America: The Black Press.”
Along with churches, political and service organizations, cultural institutions, schools and universities, the black press has been central to community formation and advocacy, education and literacy, and economic self-sufficiency.
Dr Littles’ discussion will highlight the history of the black press as a critical – but often ignored – aspect of African American history and culture. She will identify the unsung heroes, editors of influential Black newspapers who were leaders in addressing the problems facing Blacks in America.
Sold for a nickel, the Black Newspaper was passed around from person to person to read. The question is given the economic woes of the Press; is the Press still relevant and necessary.
To tap in to the free podcast go to: https://jacksonstateu.zoom.us/j/84430834830. Meeting ID: 844 3083 4830. Dial in on your mobile +13017158592, 84430834830#