The Galveston Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 30, 1872

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Weekly newspaper from Galveston, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising. This was the first African American newspaper printed in Texas.

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four pages : ill. ; page 13 x 9 in. Digitized from 35 mm. microfilm.

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Nelson, Richard March 30, 1872.

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  • Main Title: The Galveston Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 30, 1872
  • Serial Title: The Representative

Description

Weekly newspaper from Galveston, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising. This was the first African American newspaper printed in Texas.

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four pages : ill. ; page 13 x 9 in.
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The Representative

Published in Galveston 1871 - 1872 by Richard Nelson, this Texas newspaper was the first published by an African-American proprietor/editor. Born free in Florida, Nelson was an influential politician and journalist, active from 1866 to his death in 1914. In its pages, the paper advertised "It will advocate the rights of all American citizens, 'without regard to color, race, or previous condition of servitude.'"

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  • March 30, 1872

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Nelson, Richard. The Galveston Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 30, 1872, newspaper, March 30, 1872; Galveston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203077/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .