Public Scholars Project

The Best Kept Secret in American Journalism: The Associated Negro Press

September 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM | Plainfield, NJ | Plainfield Public Library
A story of persistence, creativity, and determination, the Associated Negro Press and its founder Claude Barnett delivered national and international news coverage that was remarkable for its substance and scope. Barnett, a Tuskegee Institute graduate, founded the ANP in 1919. Despite limited resources and numerous difficulties, the ANP ran for over forty years. Eventually, the black press was often referred to as “the greatest single power in the Negro race.” In this session, the story of the black press and it influence, then and now, will be discussed.

Lawrence Hogan, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History at Union County College
Plainfield Public Library
800 Park Ave
Plainfield, NJ