Day: February 12, 2020

Black History Month Pathfinder Profile: John H. Sengstacke

John H. Sengstacke was an African-American newspaper publisher and owner of the largest chain of black newspapers in the country. Sengstacke published and managed several papers including the Michigan Courier in Detroit, the Tri-City Defender in Memphis, and the New Pittsburgh Courier.  Sengstacke used his platform and influence champion civil rights, push for integrating the armed forces and to create opportunities for African-Americans in the newspaper…

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