Oral history interview with C. R. Wise, 1971


Wise, C. R (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with C. R. Wise, 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of C. R. Wise : oral history, 1971; Oral history of C. R. Wise, 1971
In this interview conducted by Henry La Brie III, C. R. Wise describes the history and difficulties of the Fort Worth Mind from its conception until the time of the interview. The obstacles relating to running the paper include: shady business partners; issues in circulation, production, printing, and financing; as well as problems with advertising. Wise discusses the future of the black press, the successes of the black press, and the state of the black press at the time of the interview. He goes on to talk about the differences between the black press in the South and in the North, the statuses of black newspapers during election seasons, and the future of the black daily newspaper.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States; Newspapers--Circulation; Advertising--Newspapers; Journalists; African Americans--Civil rights; African American press; African American journalists; Fort Worth (Tex.); United States Race relations; Wise, C. R
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 50 pages
Note (Biographical)
C. R. Wise was born in Mart, Texas, on July 22, 1907. He attended high school and college in Wiley, Texas, and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry in 1929. After graduating, he went into teaching and got married. In 1932, Wise left his teaching positio n and entered the newspaper business and helped found the Fort Worth Mind with Raymond L. Melton and Quincy Miller. He worked at the paper as publisher and editor.
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on August 15, 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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