January 15,1905 The Chicago Defender is started by Robert S. Abbott.
March 3,1910 PB Young, Sr. purchases the Norfolk Journal and Guide. Crisis magazine,
March 13,1915 Encouragement in the Chicago Defenderc leads to the Great Migration north for Southern blacks.
April 5,1920 Claude Barnett founds the Associated Negro Press (ANP).
May 4,1925 A paper staffed entirely by women
July 20,1935 The American Newspaper Guild.
September 19,1945 An unofficial FBI investigation begins against the black press.
November 27,1950 Army Intelligence begins to seek methods for preventing distribution of black newspapers.
June 3,1960 Elijah Muhammad founds the weekly newspaper, Muhammed Speaks, which is the official paper of the Nation of Islam