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Pittsburgh Courier - Advocate For Freedom

The Pittsburgh Courier During World War II

An Advocate For Freedom


This paper will be examining The Pittsburgh Courier during World War II. The Courier was one of the leaders of the black press leading up to and during the war. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of The Courier during this time. The Courier was the creator of the Double V campaign, which was promoted civil rights and American success in the war.

Research Method

The method of research for this project was a form of Interpretive Content Analysis called structuralism. This was qualitative research, not quantitative. Meaning was determined based on the interpretation of the researcher. Psychoanalytic approach was also employed to determine the underlying themes of the content.

The research consisted of physically examining The Courier microfilm, which was done in West Pattee Library. Specifically, the national edition of The Courier , between December 1941 and September 1945, was used for this study. Background information on Robert Vann and the early years of The Courier was taken from books. The internet was going to be utilized for some research, but there is not a significant presence of information about The Courier . In light of that, there was no actual information used from the internet for this paper. After the conclusion of this paper, a website will be created to detail its findings and give The Courier a presence on the web. The address will be

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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