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African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century

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Provides a wealth of information about African American cultural life and history during the 1800's through biographies, vital statistics, essays, editorials, poetry and prose and more. Ultimately this resource will include the complete transcribed text of seven 19th century African-American newspapers. For a description of each newspaper, select "Database Description" on the search page. Also, visit "Study Guide" and "About the Archives" at the top of the page to acquire a sense of the resource's scope and depth of coverage.

Dates Covered

Varies by newspaper, with the earliest coverage beginning in 1827 and the latest coverage ending with 1902.

Print Counterpart

Freedom's Journal (March 16, 1827 - March 28, 1829)
LOCKWOOD Microform Area
CALL NUMBER: MicFilm E185.2 .F74

The National Era (January 7, 1847 - March 12, 1860)
LOCKWOOD Microform Area
CALL NUMBER: MicFilm AP2.A64, Reel 899 - 903.

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