Oral history interview with C. A. Scott 1971

Oral history interview with C. A. Scott 1971

 

Name:
Scott, C. A. (Cornelius Adolphus), 1908-2000 (Interviewee), La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with C. A. Scott 1971
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of C. A. (Cornelius Adolphus) Scott : oral history, 1971 and Oral history of C. A. (Cornelius Adolphus) Scott, 1971
Abstract:
In this 1971 interview conducted by Henry La Brie III, Cornelius Adolphus "C. A." Scott describes his early experiences with printing and how that affected his work as publisher and editor of the Atlanta Daily World. He explains why the Daily World supported certain political candidates and movements over others, how he used the paper for justice, and how unions have affected the paper. Scott discusses the distinguishing features of a black newspaper, the future of the black press and advertising, and his own impact on journalism. He describes the changes of the white press as stagnant over time and talks about the successes of the black press and its role in society. Finally, he explains why the black press was being an important area of study at the time of the interview.
Collection Name:
Black Journalists oral history collection
Subjects:
Family-owned business enterprises, Editors, Journalism--Social aspects, Journalism--Political aspects, Journalists, African Americans--Civil rights, African American press, African American journalists, Atlanta (Ga.), United States--Race relations, and Scott, C. A. (Cornelius Adolphus), 1908-2000
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1971
Physical Description:
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 41 pages
Note (Biographical):
Cornelius Adolphus "C.A." Scott (1908-2002) was exposed to printing at an early age through his parents and as a high schooler worked at the Maroon Tiger, Morehouse College at Atlanta University's paper. A few months before graduating from high school, he dropped out to become the publisher of the Atlanta Daily World with his brother, W.A. Scott III. By the 1930s, he owned fifty newspapers, a number that would decline in subsequent decades. Scott was inducted into the Black Press Hall of Fame in 1990.
Note:
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on July 14, 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:
11564262
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-tm09-2184