Fred Carroll, Ph.D.

History Professor



Cover Race News

Race News: Black Journalists and the Fight for Racial Justice in the Twentieth Century. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

To Order: Go to University of Illinois Press or Amazon.

Recognition for Race News

  • Winner, Best Journalism and Mass Communication History Book Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, History Division, 2018.
  • Finalist, Tankard Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2018.

Journal Article


Source: Library of Congress.

“The Racial Politics of Place: Jim Crow, the New Deal, and Suburban Housing on the Virginia Peninsula,” Journal of Urban History 40 (May 2014): 514-535.

Blog Posts

“The Radical Diversity of Liberator Magazine.” Black Perspectives, African American Intellectual History Society. February 11, 2019.

“From Communism to Black Power: The Atlanta Daily World’s Conservative Framing of Civil Rights Radicalism.” Atlanta Studies, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. February 2018.


(Forthcoming.) “Black Journalists,” in World of Jim Crow: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

Book Reviews

(Forthcoming.) Review of Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement, by D’Weston Haywood, Journal of African American History.

(Forthcoming.) Review of Radical Intellect: Liberator Magazine and Black Activism in the 1960s, by Christopher M. Tinson, Journal of Human and Civil Rights.

Review of Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle, by Jerry Gershenhorn, and Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice, by Sheila Brooks and Clint C. Wilson II, Journalism History 44 (Winter 2019): 252-253.

Review of Newspaper Wars: Civil Rights and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965, by Sid Bedingfield, American Journalism 35 (Spring 2018): 107-109.

Review of Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America’s Working Class, by Carol Quirke, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the America, 13 (March 2016): 151-153.

Review of Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989, by Amy Helene Forss, American Journalism 31 (Summer 2014): 406-408.

Review of Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space, by Alice Fahs, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the America 10 (Summer 2013): 120-122.

Review of Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press, by Joseph B. Atkins, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the America 7 (Spring 2010): 112-114.

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