Black Press scholars, teachers and practitioners as a group are relatively under recognized in the academy and in general American society. BPRC Google Hangouts features scholars, teachers and journalists who engage the Black Press nationally or internationally. January’s Hangout features Dr. Earnest Perry, associate professor and chair of of the journalism studies emphasis area at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.
Visualizing the circulation of the Baltimore Afro-American (AFRO), Chicago Defender (Defender) and the Pittsburgh Courier (Courier) three of the biggest and best selling weekly national Black newspapers helps to fully highlight the significance of the Black Press in the early twentieth century.