the black press

Events

January 15,1905 The Chicago Defender is started by Robert S. Abbott.

1905

March 3,1910 PB Young, Sr. purchases the Norfolk Journal and Guide. Crisis magazine,

1910

March 13,1915 Encouragement in the Chicago Defenderc leads to the Great Migration north for Southern blacks.

1915

April 5,1920 Claude Barnett founds the Associated Negro Press (ANP).

1920

May 4,1925 A paper staffed entirely by women

1925

July 20,1935 The American Newspaper Guild.

1935

September 19,1945 An unofficial FBI investigation begins against the black press.

1945

November 27,1950 Army Intelligence begins to seek methods for preventing distribution of black newspapers.

1950

June 3,1960 Elijah Muhammad founds the weekly newspaper, Muhammed Speaks, which is the official paper of the Nation of Islam

1960