ERIC Number: ED189613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
"Ebony's" Civil Rights Focus: A Study of Editorial Policy before and after the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
A comprehensive analysis of articles and editorials was performed on "Ebony" magazine editions published two years before and after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The writings of the publisher were also studied, as were personal interviews with the editors of "Ebony." Editorial content was analyzed with respect to the major racial trends in the United States during the 1960s. The results indicated that "Ebony" published 8% more articles related to civil rights after Adoption of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than before the act. It was concluded that the increase may have resulted from the magazine's growing awareness of civil rights issues in many different social spheres. The study also found that "Ebony" served as a civil rights advocate, contributing to the social and political awareness of black Americans during the 1960s. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964; Ebony Magazine
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (63rd, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1980).