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ERIC Number: ED311445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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The Voice of the "World": The Early Career of Frank Marshall Davis, 1931-34.
Teel, Leonard Ray
During the 1930s, the "Atlanta World" was the nation's only black-owned daily newspaper. For a generation, the glamour of writing for the "World" attracted young journalists who aspired to edit or write for a daily. Beyond that, the "World" was the powerhouse of its own syndicate of 50 black-owned semi-weeklies and weeklies west to Iowa and north to Ohio. Legendary among the journalists whose careers in the black press started at the "World" was Frank Marshall Davis, later esteemed as a poet of black protest. As managing editor of the "World," he helped establish and maintain the daily edition, which began in March 1932. From 1931-34, Marshall made the gatekeeper decisions concerning news coverage and articulated the "World's" editorial voice, expressing what he called social realism on behalf of social, political and economic justice for blacks. (Fifty-five notes are included.) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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