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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator
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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Shawn Leigh Alexander

Abstract

Born into slavery, T. Thomas Fortune was known as the dean of African American journalism by the time of his death in the early twentieth century. The editorship of three prominent black newspapers—the New York Globe, New York Freeman, and New York Age—provided Fortune with a platform to speak against racism and injustice. For nearly five decades his was one of the most powerful voices in the press. Contemporaries such as Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Booker T. Washington considered him an equal, if not a superior, in social and political thought. Today's histories often pass over his wr ... More

Keywords: slavery, T. Thomas Fortune, African American journalism, racism, injustice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032320
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032320.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shawn Leigh Alexander, editor
University of Kansas

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2 Status of the Race

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3 The Civil Rights Decision

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4 Between Two Fires

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5 A New Party/But It Will Be!

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6 The Negro in Politics

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7 Negrowump

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10 The Voteless Citizen

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11 The Virtue of Agitation

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14 Are We Brave Men or Cowards?

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15 Mob Law in the South

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19 The Breath of Agitation Is Life

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20 The Quick and the Dead

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21 A Man Without A Country

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23 John Brown and Nat. Turner

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24 The Color Line

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25 The Afro-American

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26 Whose Problem is This?

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27 The Latest Color Line

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28 Race Absorption

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32 The World in Africa

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33 An African Empire

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35 The Nationalization of Africa

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