What did we see? What do we think now?
This webpage has taken you through five months of two front page newspapers that share nothing in common other than the fact that they tell people news. One paper written predominately for white folks and the other for black folks is a clear agenda once you start comparing the two. The Omaha World Herald takes you from headlines of what the allies are doing to win the war on their own before entry of the United States and showcasing the simple good life American’s are leading by staying out of the direct war fight; to a unity of Americans to fight this war against the Nazi’s for what their partner, the Japanese, did to them in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Through the five months of Negro Star issues, they kept up with information regarding the race issue and pushed for the war effort to fight for a unity but not for just the United States as a whole but rather for the black race. There is a sense of humbleness of the Negro Star that the Omaha World Herald just doesn’t have. Is this because one is a daily newspaper and was read by more than just locals while the other was central to one area for one set of people? Or is this because one had an underlying war effort propaganda to generate while the other had a civil rights propaganda to generate? Maybe all of these statements are correct. Regardless of what one was reading or listening too at this time, the media absolutely influenced the thoughts and opinions of millions.