The Black Press




The power of Black Press in demanding #socialjustice cannot be stressed enough.


I watched the documentary "The Black Press Soldiers Without Swords" to learn more about The Freedom Journal The documentary connected the power of Black owned news papers to the rise of the Civil Rights movement.


It was refreshing to learn how the press was utilized by Black Americans in order to change and redefine the power people have when they work together.


My favorite part is when The Chicago Defender influenced African Americans in the southern states to leave and find better jobs in Chicago. It was a mass exodus that further infuriated the southern states.


I love how ordinary Black people who had access to education took it upon themselves to start newspapers that helped their communities find jobs, get educated and understand their rights. The question is how can I do that in Technology for Social Justice?

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