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.

Media Interveiws

Journal Articles

The Completely True Story of the Fraudulent Ethiopian Princess: Racial Stereotypes and Journalistic Conventions in the Framing of a Media Hoax,” American Journalism 39 (Winter 2022): 51-71.


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.


“Considerations on the Effectiveness of the NNPA,” Journalism & Communication Monographs 22 (Winter 2020): 337-341.


“Black Journalists” in The World of Jim Crow: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. Edited by Steven A.
Reich. Vol. 1. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2019.

Online Articles

“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.

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