Bold headlines like Slavery in Liberia appeared in the Afro American during its early coverage of Liberia.
Initially, the regional connection and type of Pan Africanist coverage the Afro American provided was related to African American cultural and historical ties to Liberia.
The Afro American angle on the slavery issue was provocative because it differed from the opinion of leading Pan-Africanist like DuBois, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and George Padmore.
The Afro American campaign for Ethiopia borrowed from several aspects of Pan African ideology.
Leadership within the Afro American News Organization
Carl Murphy's role as the president and chief editor of the Afro American greatly impacted the news coverage as it related to the Diaspora.
In 1933, Jones, Afro American journalist and contributing editor received an invitation from Liberian Minister and future President Barclay to serve as a goodwill ambassador to Liberia.
Following the Italo-Ethiopian war both Jones and Ralph Mathews, another Afro American journalist traveled abroad to investigate the situation.
The Afro American encouraged political and economic ties between Black people in the Diaspora, with Blacks in the U.
The Afro American felt that well-trained African Americans would potentially be more prosperous in areas that were governed by Black people.
operations in Haiti may not have been the determining factor in ending the military occupation, this study highlights the role that the Afro American played in calling the governments attention to its foreign policy agenda in Haiti and Liberia.
In fact, records from the Department of State relating to Carl Murphy and the Baltimore Afro American coverage provide proof of the government's concern about the Black press.