MAKING A WAY: THE POWER OF THE BLACK PRESS DURING AMERICA’S SEGREGATION ERA

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 & FRIDAY, JUNE 18 ~ 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM ~ FREE

Ida B. Wells-Barnett; the Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier, and California Eagle newspapers; Ebony magazine; and local papers started by business entrepreneurs in the early 1900s because, as Maggie L. Walker said, “No business, no enterprise which has to deal with the public, can be pushed successfully without a newspaper.”

si.edu’s Community + Conversations, Making A Way virtual tour:

Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.