Proquest Historical Newspapers-

November 15, 2018, by Angela Shearsmith

On trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers


We are pleased to announce that full access is now available to ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers

This resource offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life as written in the Chicago DefenderThe Baltimore Afro-AmericanNew York Amsterdam NewsPittsburgh CourierLos Angeles SentinelAtlanta Daily WorldThe Norfolk Journal and GuideThe Philadelphia Tribune, and Cleveland Call and Post.

Users are able to examine the diversity of stances during the civil rights movement, including: endorsements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X, and the debate about integration and the Negro Baseball Leagues; follow the crusade against racially restrictive housing covenants; find obituaries and coverage of community events; and access through coverage of international events, such as apartheid in South Africa and Stephen Biko’s Nobel Peace prize nomination.

The trial is now available and runs until 15 December 2018.

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