To Educate and Elevate: The African American Press in Missouri presented by Debra Foster Greene

The latest lecture from the African-American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series is now available online.

  • To Educate and Elevate: The African American Press in Missouri

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    The African American Press has a long history of agency and activism. Dating its founding from 1827 with the publication of Freedom’s Journal in New York, the press has a legacy of protest and a history of the struggle for survival. Between 1875 and 1970, Missouri was home to more than 60 black-owned newspapers. Debra Foster Greene looks at the lives and works of several African American newspaper publishers and editors in the Show-Me State.

    About the Presenter

    Debra Foster Greene

    Debra Foster Greene, professor emeritus of history from Lincoln University, is a noted scholar of African American Business History.