Oral history interview with Longworth Quinn, 1971


Quinn, Longworth (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Longworth Quinn, 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Longworth Quinn : oral history, 1971; Oral history of Longworth Quinn, 1971
In this 1971 interview, Longworth Quinn begins with an overview of his youth, education, and early career as a journalist. Quinn discusses: how black newspapers have changed during his time in the industry; how he has helped specific journalists to achieve success; the differences between the black and white press; and why he believes that the future is promising for the former. Quinn examines the accomplishments and challenges facing the black press, and its impact on American society.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Journalism--Political aspects; Journalists; African Americans--Civil rights; African American press; African American journalists; Detroit (Mich.); United States Race relations; Quinn, Longworth; Chicago defender
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 31 pages
Note (Biographical)
Longworth Quinn was born in Louisiana. He studied at the Hampton Institute in Virginia and pursued graduate work at Northwestern University, while writing for the Chicago Defender. In 1949, he became the business manager of the Michigan Chronicle and served as its publisher from 1968 to 1986. In 1985, he became the first black inductee into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on June 9, 1971.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
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