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The Resource Black print with a white carnation : Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989, Amy Helene Forss, (electronic resource)

Black print with a white carnation : Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989, Amy Helene Forss, (electronic resource)

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Black print with a white carnation : Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989
Title
Black print with a white carnation
Title remainder
Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989
Statement of responsibility
Amy Helene Forss
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
  • "A biography of Mildred Dee Brown, cofounder of the "Omaha Star," the longest-running African American newspaper founded by a black woman"--
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Forss, Amy Helene
Dewey number
070.92
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Women in the West
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  • Brown, Mildred Dee
  • African American women newspaper editors
  • Newspaper editors
  • African American newspapers
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Black print with a white carnation : Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989, Amy Helene Forss, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn863673501
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306137119
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863673501
Label
Black print with a white carnation : Mildred Brown and the Omaha star newspaper, 1938-1989, Amy Helene Forss, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn863673501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306137119
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863673501

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