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Mildred Dee Brown (1905–89) was the cofounder of Nebraska’s Omaha Star, the longest running black newspaper founded by an African American woman in the United States. Known for her trademark white carnation corsage, Brown was the matriarch of Omaha’s Near North Side—a historically black part of town—and an iconic city leader. Her remarkable life, a product of the ReconstruMildred Dee Brown (1905–89) was the cofounder of Nebraska’s Omaha Star, the longest running black newspaper founded by an African American woman in the United States. Known for her trademark white carnation corsage, Brown was the matriarch of Omaha’s Near North Side—a historically black part of town—and an iconic city leader. Her remarkable life, a product of the Reconstruction era and Jim Crow, reflects a larger American history that includes the Great Migration, the Red Scare of the post–World War era, civil rights and black power movements, desegregation, and urban renewal.Within the context of African American and women’s history studies, Amy Helene Forss’s Black Print with a White Carnation examines the impact of the black press through the narrative of Brown’s life and work. Forss draws on more than 150 oral histories, numerous black newspapers, and government documents to illuminate African American history during the political and social upheaval of the twentieth century. During Brown’s fifty-one-year tenure, the Omaha Star became a channel of communication between black and white residents of the city, as well as an arena for positive weekly news in the black community. Brown and her newspaper led successful challenges to racial discrimination, unfair employment practices, restrictive housing covenants, and a segregated public school system, placing the woman with the white carnation at the center of America’s changing racial landscape.  ...

Title : Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989
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ISBN : 9780803246904
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989 Reviews

  • Martha
    2018-10-07 12:25

    This could have used a bit of grammar editing here and there, but I really enjoyed this biographical study of Mildred Brown and was fascinated by this segment of Omaha history. I have met some of the people mentioned in the book and it was interesting to see them depicted as they were 40 years ago or so. This added a lot to my understanding of local Omaha events.