Charlotta Spears Bass (1874-1969): Newspaper Owner Who Fought for Civil Rights

• First African-American woman to own and operate a newspaper
• Crusaded against job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and media stereotyping. Advocated for civil liberties, women’s rights, immigration; and Bass getting off planechampioned local, black-owned businesses.
• One of the most influential African-Americans of the early 20th century, galvanizing national energy around civil rights.