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Author Forss, Amy Helene.

Title Black print with a white carnation : Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989 / Amy Helene Forss.

Publication Info. Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series Women in the West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents part 1. Laying the foundation -- part 2. Ensuring her success -- part 3. Transferring ownership to the community.
Summary "Mildred Dee Brown (1905-89) was the cofounder of Nebraska's Omaha Star, the longest running black newspaper founded by an African American woman in the United States. Known for her trademark white carnation corsage, Brown was the matriarch of Omaha's Near North Side--a historically black part of town--and an iconic city leader. Her remarkable life, a product of the Reconstruction era and Jim Crow, reflects a larger American history that includes the Great Migration, the Red Scare of the post-World War era, civil rights and black power movements, desegregation, and urban renewal. Within the context of African American and women's history studies, Amy Helene Forss's Black Print with a White Carnation examines the impact of the black press through the narrative of Brown's life and work. Forss draws on more than 150 oral histories, numerous black newspapers, and government documents to illuminate African American history during the political and social upheaval of the twentieth century. During Brown's fifty-one-year tenure, the Omaha Star became a channel of communication between black and white residents of the city, as well as an arena for positive weekly news in the black community. Brown and her newspaper led successful challenges to racial discrimination, unfair employment practices, restrictive housing covenants, and a segregated public school system, placing the woman with the white carnation at the center of America's changing racial landscape. "-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Brown, Mildred Dee, 1905-1989.
Omaha star.
African American women newspaper editors -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- Biography.
Newspaper editors -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- Biography.
African American newspapers -- Nebraska -- Omaha.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Forss, Amy Helene. Black print with a white carnation : Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013] xii, 241 pages Women in the West 9780803246904 (DLC) 2013024669
ISBN 9780803246904 (pbk.)
9780803249547 (e-book)

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