Press: Black Daily

In Manhattan appeared the first issues of the second U. S. Negro daily newspaper,* the Daily Citizen, published and edited by bald, brown William M. Kelley, onetime editor of the weekly Amsterdam News. Publisher Kelley got his paper started by selling stock at $5 a share to Harlem notables like Bishop R. C. Lawson, Alderman John W. Smith, Mortician Rodney Dade; white politicians like Tammany District Leader Thomas F. Murray; and to ordinary residents of Harlem reached by door to door canvass. In appearance, the tabloid Citizen looks like a compromise between the...

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