Printing the Dream: 75 Years of Atlanta Daily World


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Created: 2003

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Printing the Dream: 75 Years of Atlanta Daily World
Summary: "'Printing the Dream: 75 Years of Atlanta Daily World' takes a look at the legacy of the Atlanta Daily World, the first African-American daily in the United States, from its past to its present. For many years, the Atlanta Daily World was the only news sources intended for Atlanta's African-American population. In the first issue in 1928, founder William Alexander Scott II stated, 'The publishers of the Atlanta World have felt the need of a Southern Negro Newspaper, published by Southern Negroes, to be read by Southern Negroes.'

"The details of this documentary includes the origins of this newspaper and the founding family, its prevalence on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta -- the heart of the 'Black Mecca of the South,' its coverage, circulation and impact on the community told through rare, profound interviews with early Atlanta Daily World personnel as well as members of the founding family. 'Printing the Dream: 75 Years of Atlanta Daily World' is a historical testament to many of the great pioneering efforts achieved in African-American journalism in the United States during the [20th century]."--2003 Peabody Awards entry form.

Corporate Producers: Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. (AIB)

Persons Appearing: Hal Lamar (Narrator)

Broadcast Date: September 10, 2003