This day in Black History

Friday, March 02, 2012

This day in black history, Claude Albert Barnett founded the Associated Negro Press March 2, 1919

In 1919 Barnett created the Associated Negro Press (ANP), a service designed to provide news outlets with a reliable stream of news stories.  At first he bartered news stories from varied sources to the black newspapers in return for advertising space.  Eventually he built a reliable team of black news reporters known as “stringers” who provided stories of interest to African Americans.*


For more information on Claude Albert Barnett click on his picture above.

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