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Atlanta Daily World celebrates 90 years


With the exception of crimes and deaths, there was little news coverage of the African-American community in the 1920s in Atlanta. That changed with the founding of Atlanta Daily World in August 1928 (then Atlanta World), the first newspaper to cover news in the black community.

William Alexander Scott founded the newspaper, and eventually owned a chain of 50 newspapers. It was the first successful daily black newspaper in the US in the 20th century and the first to send a black correspondent to the White House, in 1944.

Now owned by Real Times Inc., it publishes daily online.

– Jan Schroder, The 100 Companies

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