• First Black female editor/investigative reporter on white arsonists and lynchers, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight from 1889 to 1892.

  • First accredited Black reporter covering World War I was Ralph W. Tyler, 1917.

  • First nationally influential post-Reconstruction paper, especially the years 1896-1903, the New York Age, Timothy Thomas Fortune, editor, with Booker T. Washington.

  • The first race uplift magazine, The Crisis, founded in 1911 by W.E.B. DuBois in the New York offices of the NAACP.


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