On May 7, 1904, Benjamin Davis, the African American owner and editor of the newly established Atlanta Independent, placed a picture of Captain Jesse Jones on the front page of his weekly newspaper. Davis used his paper to inspire, teach, direct, politicize, and inform blacks locally, regionally, and nationally about the achievements of African Americans. He further sought to prove to whites that black Americans were more than “buffoons” unworthy of admittance to positions of power, authority, manhood, and citizenship. The placement of a respected and long-serving black militiaman on the front page of the ...
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