Oral history interview with Charles H. Parrish, 1971


Parrish, Charles Henry, 1899-1989 (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Charles H. Parrish, 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Charles H. Parrish : oral history, 1971
In this interview conducted by Henry G. LaBrie III, Dr. Charles H. Parrish discusses the importance of the black press as an area of study, the future of the black press, and its successes. Parrish explains his views as a sociologist on the role of the black press in the community, the reporting of black news events by the white press, and the distinctions between the white press and the black pres s. He further explains why civil rights became an important issue in the 1950s, whether black readers trust more what they read in the black press over the white press, and the role of the black press in integration and desegregation efforts.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Sociologists; Journalism--Political aspects; Journalism--Social aspects; African Americans--Civil rights; African American press; Journalism--United States; Parrish, Charles Henry, 1899-1989
oral histories; sound recordings
Physical Description
25 pages; 1 sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Dr. Charles H. Parrish, Jr. was born in Louisville, KY in 1899 to educators Charles H. Parrish and Mary Virginia Cook. He attended Central High School in Louisville and enrolled at Howard University. Parrish received his master’s degree in sociology f rom Columbia University and in 1944 received his Ph.D. in the subject from the University of Chicago. He taught for twenty years at Louisville Municipal College and previously taught at Simmons University. In 1951 he became the first black faculty member at University of Louisville. There he chaired the sociology department from 1959 to 1964 and helped found the Southern Police Institute. Parrish retired in 1969 and passed away in 1989.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Interview conducted by Henry La Brie for a work on the history of the African-American press.
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on August 3, 1971.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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