THE NEGRO PRESS OF KANSAS Unpublished Master's Thesis Includes "Chronological List of Negro Newspapers In Kansas from 1876 to 1938." EARLY STUDY OF BLACK NEWSPAPERS IN KANSAS by LEADING AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLAR
THE NEGRO PRESS OF KANSAS by Rashey B. Moten, Jr. Includes "Chronological List of Negro Newspapers In Kansas from 1876 to 1938."
Unpublished Master's Thesis, University of Kansas, written in 1936, approved 1938. Softcover, 8.5" x 11", velo bound document, 130 photocopied pages printed on one side only. NEAR FINE Condition: the vintage photocopied pages have the usual copy machine marks, smudges, and variations in brightness, as well as light signs of age and use, overall tight, bright, clean, and unmarked. Uncommon.
One of the earliest and most thorough studies about Black newspapers. In this study of African American newspapers in Kansas, Mr. Moten identified many factors that affected the development of the newspapers, including politics, the lack of coverage for Black issues and concerns by white newspapers, and the Exodusters Migration (Exodusters was a name given to African Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi River to Kansas in the late 19th century as part of the Exoduster Movement. It was the first general migration of Black people following the Civil War). He found that the press created political alliances and expanded spheres of influence for Black leaders.
Rashey Burial Moten, Jr. (1913-2000) the first African American to lead a Catholic Charities organization, more specifically as the Executive Director at Catholic Charities Kansas City-Saint Joseph from 1970 to 1981. President Carter placed Mr. Moten on the Advisory Committee of the White House Conference on Families. Mr. Moten also helped launch Head Start in 1965, under the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.