California Eagle, June 5-October 19, 1950, Bound Volume.
The California Eagle was a weekly African American newspaper founded in 1879 and from January 31, 1914, was owned and edited by African American civil rights activist and editor Charlotta Bass (1874-1969). She was the first African American woman to own a newspaper in the United States. She was also the first African American woman nominated for Vice President when she ran on the Progressive Party Ticket in 1952. She retired from the newspaper business in 1951.
The paper focused on the African American community. This volume contains headlines such as: "Leimert Park Residents Organize to Prevent Negroes From Buying Homes" (June 5); "'American' Bar Refuses Drinks to Negroes" (July 21); "Traveler Tells of Jim Crow He Experienced" (July 28); "Mississippi Organization Demands That U.S. Negroes Be Sent to Africa" (Aug. 4); "Board Asks Investigation of 'Trigger Happy' Cops" (Aug. 25); "Southern Leader Sees Threat to Integration in Marshall" (Sept. 21); "Discrimination Ban Not Urgent Says Judge Fox" (Oct. 12); "Police Beat, Arrest Youths" (Oct. 19), and more.
Uplifting articles are also present including: "New York Pythians End Jimcrow" (Aug. 11); "Mrs. Bass Accepts Candidacy for Congress," and "Dr. Du Bois Honored" (Oct. 5); and a man who had been given a life sentence was released from prison because of "cruel and inhuman treatment" while in a Mississippi prison (Sept. 14). The paper covers all the news, including social events, school graduations, men in service in the Korean War, sports, and more. Danky-Handy 1342.
Minor edge tears. A bit of edge browning, but overall very good condition.
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