Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in History
east st.louis race riot, black media, black newspapers, race relations
African American Studies | Other American Studies | Social History | United States History
Research for this thesis was undertaken after first researching the East St. Louis Race Riot and seeing that there was an insufficient amount of analysis that had been done on black media coverage in US history overall as well as with the riot specifically. Three significant trends of black media were found my during research. East St. Louis Race Riots black media coverage during and after the events varied at the local, regional, and national levels. My research showed that three media outlets varied. The local media provided information that guided victims and volunteers as to where to go for food, shelter, and legal services. The regional level varied on coverage and focus based upon where the media source was located. The national news coverage conveyed a message that called for justice and change to eliminate the possibility of another race riot from occurring.
© Angela Rene Womack
Womack, Angela Rene, "Variations in Black Media Coverage of the East St. Louis Race Riot" (2018). MSU Graduate Theses. 3274.