Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

June 16, 1934

On June 16, 1934, the Cleveland Call and Post’s headline story was W. E. B. Du Bois’s severing ties with the NAACP, the organization he helped found, and resigning as the editor of The Crisis. The Call and Post carried Du Bois’s resignation statement on the front page in which he wrote he did not agree that The Crisis should be the “organ” of the NAACP: “My ideal for The Crisis has always been that anyone’s opinion, no matter how antagonistic to mine, or to that of the Association, could to a reasonable extent, find there free and uncensored expression. I will not edit The Crisis unless this policy can be continued.”

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