This day in Black History

This day in black history, Claude Albert Barnett founded the Associated Negro Press March 2, 1919

In 1919 Barnett created the Associated Negro Press (ANP), a service designed to provide news outlets with a reliable stream of news stories.  At first he bartered news stories from varied sources to the black newspapers in return for advertising space.  Eventually he built a reliable team of black news reporters known as “stringers” who provided stories of interest to African Americans.*


For more information on Claude Albert Barnett click on his picture above.