Was the Black Press a Useful and Viable Political Tool? The black press represented an opportunity to act as a forum for protest of the African American voice and serves as an advocate for civil rights as well and for justice. This press was the first time the black community could exercise this freedom of speech and pursuit of equality without censorship. African Americans now were able write, control and edit their own writing and articulate their own concerns. A key area of perspective would also be on the political sphere where black could now provide education and information to the entire black community concerning issues that affected them. The question then was, how effective was the Black Press as a viable political tool? The...The end:
.....ailable could be bias or not reflect the interests of the black community. This generated a forum for members of the black community to air their concerns are begin to ban together for a common interest and served as a means of encouraging African Americans to fight against racism. This is the opening for future political influence. Works Cited Eisenberg, Bernard. “Only for the Bourgeois? James Weldon Johnson and the NAACP, 1916-1930.” Phylon. 43.2 (1982): Web. 26, Sept. 2009. McKible, Adam. “Mapping ‘These Colored’ United States in the Messenger.” Our(?)Country. Ed. Todd Vogel. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001. Thurston, Michael. “Bombed in Spain.” Our(?)Country. Ed. Todd Vogel. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001.