The InformerRacial Identification:African-American
Owner: E.W.B. Curry
Editor: E.W.B. Curry
Published: Monthly; Urbana, Ohio, 1897-;
and Springfield, Ohio [1925-?]
Call #: Roll 13580, scattered issues, 1902-1920
The Informer, a religious and educational monthly, circulated nationally. News regarding the Baptist Church predominated, and the paper advocated "right thinking and right living" as a means to effect African-American advancement. The editor, E.W.B. Curry, believed "honest work" rather than agitation was a more profitable way to draw attention to the goals and practical capabilities of the black American. Curry maintained that racial issues confronting America had to be settled gradually, and only after African-Americans had become independent, self-respecting, and self-reliant, could this be accomplished. As a practical manifestation of his beliefs, Curry established a school following in the Tuskegee tradition, the Curry Normal and Industrial Institute in Urbana.
Professor E.W.B. Curry (1871-). Born in Delaware, Ohio,Microfilm roll #B4119 available for purchase.
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