Model Blacks or “Ras the Exhorter”

  title={Model Blacks or “Ras the Exhorter”},
  author={Alvin B. Tillery and Michell Chresfield},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={545 - 570}
This article examines the depiction of first-wave West Indian immigrants to the United States in Black print culture in the early 20th century. The authors conduct a series of content analyses of four newspapers that had wide circulation in the Black community between 1910 and 1940. Each content analysis serves as an empirical test one of four common hypotheses about ethnic differentiation between West Indians and African Americans: (a) the group consciousness hypothesis, (b) the racial… 

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