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.
Although the Embassy was neither familiar with Jones nor knowledgeable of the importance of the Afro American news, it deemed it necessary to contact the Department of State to enquire about Jones.
to involve itself in Italian aggression there infuriated the Afro American.