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T. Thomas Fortune scrapbook

Title
T. Thomas Fortune scrapbook, 1889-1904 (bulk 1890-1899).
Author
Fortune, Timothy Thomas, 1856-1928.

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Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 287Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
1 vol.
Summary
The T. Thomas Fortune Scrapbook consists primarily of clippings of Fortune's articles from the "New York Age," 1890-1898, in which he discussed events and issues affecting African Americans nationwide as well as overseas. There are also articles from other newspapers such as the "Evening Telegram, the "New York Sun," the "Texas Morning News, the "Galveston Daily" and the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle," some of which he authored, and articles written about him by fellow journalists, 1889-1904.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Journalists.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Researchers must use preservation copy.
Source (note)
  • Elizabeth Bowser
Biography (note)
  • T. Thomas Fortune was the foremost African-American journalist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He served as an editor, publisher, writer, orator and civil rights leader, using his position at a series of black newspapers in New York City as the leading spokesman and defender of the rights of African Americans in both the South and the North.
  • Fortune's journalism career began in Florida, he moved to New York in 1881, and founded the "New York Freeman" in 1884 (renamed the "New York Age" in 1887). His book, "Black and White: Land, Labor and Politics in the South" was published in 1884. Fortune was known for his editorials that condemned discrimination, lynching, mob violence, and disenfranchisement, and for his uncompromising demand for full equality for all African Americans. He was also one of the few African Americans to be a frequent contributor to major white newspapers, writing for the "New York Sun and the "Boston Transcript."
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of Aubrey Bowser Papers. Sc MG 287.
Call Number
Sc MG 287
OCLC
  • 650530273
  • 650530273
Author
Fortune, Timothy Thomas, 1856-1928.
Title
T. Thomas Fortune scrapbook, 1889-1904 (bulk 1890-1899).
Access
Researchers must use preservation copy.
Biography
T. Thomas Fortune was the foremost African-American journalist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He served as an editor, publisher, writer, orator and civil rights leader, using his position at a series of black newspapers in New York City as the leading spokesman and defender of the rights of African Americans in both the South and the North.
Fortune's journalism career began in Florida, he moved to New York in 1881, and founded the "New York Freeman" in 1884 (renamed the "New York Age" in 1887). His book, "Black and White: Land, Labor and Politics in the South" was published in 1884. Fortune was known for his editorials that condemned discrimination, lynching, mob violence, and disenfranchisement, and for his uncompromising demand for full equality for all African Americans. He was also one of the few African Americans to be a frequent contributor to major white newspapers, writing for the "New York Sun and the "Boston Transcript."
Linking Entry
Forms part of Aubrey Bowser Papers. Sc MG 287.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 287
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