Oral history interview with L. J. Rhone 1971

Oral history interview with L. J. Rhone 1971

 

Name:
Rhone, L. J (Interviewee), La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with L. J. Rhone 1971
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of L. J. Rhone : oral history, 1971; Oral history of L. J. Rhone, 1971
Abstract:
Henry G. La Brie's 1971 interview with L. J. Rhone begins with an overview of Rhone's life and experience working for the black press. La Brie asks Rhone about the defining traits of the black press and if it exists at all. Rhone discusses the black press's successes and how its role and nature have changed over the years. The conversation turns to the ownership of black newspapers. They discuss how to measure the success of the Waco Messenger. La Brie asks about white readership of black newspapers, the presence of advertising in black newspapers, and the need for a national black news service. Rhone describes the expectations of the Messenger's readers and the political role of black newspapers. The interview concludes with a discussion of the Messenger's relationship with the mainstream press.
Collection Name:
Black Journalists oral history collection
Subjects:
Advertising--Newspapers; Editors; Journalism--Political aspects; Journalists; African Americans--Civil rights; African American press; African American journalists; Waco (Tex.); United States--Race relations; Rhone, L. J
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1971
Physical Description:
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 31 pages
Note (Biographical):
L.J. Rhone was born in Albany, Georgia, in 1902. He was educated Albany State College and Paul Quinn College. He briefly served as dean of Campbell College in Jackson, Mississippi. For many years, he was affiliated with the Waco Messenger, first as a writer, and eventually as its production editor, manager, and publisher. He also was a staff member of the Waco News Tribune.
Note:
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on August 16, 1971.
Note (Provenance):
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
11564251
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-40b7-1b35