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The abolitionist movement

Posted by: | April 4, 2016 | No Comment |

The main goal of the abolitionist movement was to achieve immediate emancipation of all slaves and end racial discrimination and segregation. It didn’t become as intense until 1830. In the decade before that, religious movements arose, stressing the moral imperative to end sinful practices, like slavery. In 1831, William Garrison began publishing his famous newspaper, […]

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RIP Elijah P. Lovejoy

Posted by: | February 1, 2016 | No Comment |

During the Civil War Era, tension grew between those who were pro-slavery, and those who were against slavery. After watching a slave being burned at the stake,  Elijah Lovejoy became an advocate for the abolition of slavery and published a religious newspaper called The St. Louis Observer. His editorials became very harsh towards slavery, which caused […]

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Created in 1840, the National Anti-Slavery Standard helped contribute to the fight against slavery in the United States all the way until the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and beyond. Indeed, the Standard did not cease publication until 1870, with the passing of the 15th Amendment which effectively granted African Americans the right to vote. The […]

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Jane Grey Swisshelm

Posted by: | October 9, 2012 | No Comment |

On Thursday October 4, 2012 Senate Historian Donald Richie came and spoke to the History of Journalism course. Donald Richie is the historian for the United States Senate. He came and spoke to the class regarding the access to Congress and the relationship that the city of Washington D.C. has with the reporters that cover/covered […]

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The Evening Journal and upcoming war

Posted by: | September 25, 2012 | No Comment |

I enjoyed the history of the Albany Evening Journal, solely because of its transformation from a party newspaper to a proponent for the Civil War.   Thurlow Weed started the production of the “Albany Evening Journal” in New York as a medium to promote the Anti-Masonic Party, the first single-issue “third” party in the United States, […]

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William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was an American abolitionist, social reformer, and publisher of the pro-abolition newspaper: the Liberator. Garrison was unique for his time by demanding “immediate emancipation” of all slaves. Using the Liberator as his voice, Garrison spread his convictions all across the North (his newspaper was not sold in the south). In his […]

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A great American journalist

Posted by: | November 4, 2009 | No Comment |

Once denied the right to learn to read because he was told he “should know nothing but to obey his master, to do as he is told to do,” Frederick Douglass did well to become one of the greatest journalists in American history. Douglass was born a slave in Maryland and separated from his mother as […]

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