Ralph Baker

Ralph Baker is the great-nephew of Jesse Max Barber, Editor-in-Chief of The Voice of The Negro. Jesse Max Barber was born July 5, 1887, in Blackstock, South Carolina. Barber moved to Atlanta in 1903 after completing Benedict College to be the editor-in-chief of an Atlanta based periodical, The Voice of The Negro, founded in 1904. At its peak in 1906, it had a national circulation of 15,000. During the height of Barber’s journalism career, the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre forced him and his periodical out of town. Barber moved to Chicago to restart his career with a new publication, The Voice, until 1907 when the magazine ceased publication. Barber moved to Philadelphia and became a prominent dentist. Read Ralph Baker’s full bio.