On August 5, 1928, Atlanta’s oldest black newspaper, the Atlanta Daily World, was founded in 1928 by William Alexander Scott II.
William Alexander Scott II earned higher education from Morehouse University in Atlanta, Georgia. On February 4, 1934 Scott was shot and killed. No one has ever been convicted of his murder. Scott’s brother, Cornelius Scott took over the newspaper after his death. Cornelius retired in 1997, handing the newspaper over to his great niece.
The Atlanta Daily World was the first black daily newspaper in the 20th century. Today, the Atlanta Daily World still serves a voice for black people in Atlanta.