American history the white and black press

in this project you will pick ONE event from the civil rights movement (1954-1970). examples are but not limited to the Montgomery bus boycott, freedom rides, the murder of Emma Till. you will find and analyze the way the incident is reported in the mainstream press and the African american press. you may also want to consider letters to the editor and opinion pieces. you need to develop a thesis from your comparison of the treatment in the press and support your thesis with evidence (direct quotations)from the newspapers.

mainstream media sources to use are:the new york times, the washington post, and the baltimore sun

for african american media source use the wedsite afroblackhistory this contains newspaper articles