African American Newspapers

October 15, 2018, by Angela Shearsmith

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

We are pleased to announce that full access is now available to African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, which includes approximately 270 US newspapers from more than 35 states and features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.


Users are able to compare and contrast African American views on major themes of the American past including life in the Antebellum South, growth of the Black church, the Jim Crow Era, the Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights movement, political and economic empowerment and more.


Titles in Series 1 come from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress, while titles in Series 2 come from the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library. All selections were guided by James Danky, editor of the African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography.


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