Tuskegee Institute graduate Claude Barnett established the Associated Negro Press in 1919 in Chicago. From the year of its founding through 1964, ANP serviced what is arguably Americas greatest ethnic/group press with a national and international news coverage that was remarkable for its substance and scope. The story of ANP and Claude Barnett is one of persistence and creativity in the face of limited resources and numerous difficulties. This slide presentation tells the story of the news agency and the great newspapers it served during the golden age of Americas Black 4th Estate, an era when the ANP could be termed the greatest single power in the Negro race.
Presented by: Lawrence Hogan, Ph.D., Professor of History, Union County College
Funded project of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.