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Each chapter is a biographical sketch of an influential black woman who has written for American newspapers or television news, including Maria W. Stewart, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Gertrude Bustill Mossell, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Josephine St.Pierre Ruffin, Delilah L. Beasley, Marvel Cooke, Charlotta A. Bass, Alice Allison Dunnigan, Ethel L. Payne, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Little research exists on African-American women journalists, even in studies of the black press. To address this gap, Streitmatter presents eleven biographies of journalists from the early nineteenth century to the present. -- Journal of Women's History
[Streitmatter] finds that their attraction to journalism cam from their desire to be advocates of racial reform, that they were courageous in the face of sexism and financial discrimination, and that they used education as their entry into journalism and subsequently received support from African-American male editors. -- Journal of Women's History
An historical chronology of eleven interesting and determined black female journalists. -- Washington Times
The University Press of Kentucky
Place of Publication
African American journalists, African American women
African American Studies
Streitmatter, Rodger, "Raising Her Voice: African-American Women Journalists Who Changed History" (1994). African American Studies. 7.
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