Black Press as a Useful and Viable Political Tool since World War II Introduction Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, Black Americans have fought valiantly against institutionalized racism and discrimination in America. While progress towards equality remained slow for much of the early 20th century, monumental achievements since the end of World War II, such as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954, have radically redefined the social landscape in America. In the wake of such progressive advancements, many historians credit the Black Press for its contributions in the struggle for equality. Others, however, argue that the Black Press has lost its potency and...The end:
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