Friday, August 21, 2009

Black History Fact Of The Day

"The two principal New York penny papers of the 1830s, The Sun and The Herald, found readers among artisans and other workers, while The Herald also drew businessmen. The did not show the same interest, however, in broadening their audience across racial lines; indeed, it was The Sun's refusal to publish a letter from a Black writer named Willis Hodges, protesting the paper's campaign to retain property qualifications for Black voters alone, that led Hodges to establish one of America's first Black newspapers." -From, "The Creation Of The Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications" By: Paul Starr

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