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The Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 20, 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 April 20, 1872.

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  • Richard Nelson
    Publisher Info: Twenty-fourth Street, between Market and Postoffice Sta.
    Place of Publication: Galveston, Texas

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  • Main Title: The Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 20, 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.

Physical Description

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

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Masthead reads, "Equality Before the Law.""

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The Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP) partners with communities, publishers, and institutions to promote standards-based digitization of Texas newspapers and to make them freely accessible via The Portal to Texas History.

The Representative

Published in Galveston from 1871 to 1872 by Richard Nelson, the Representative was the first newspaper in Texas to be published by an African American proprietor and editor.

Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Burnet County Historical Commission, Anne & Mike Stewart Collection, Danish Heritage Preservation Society, Gillespie County Historical Society, Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mexic-Arte Museum, Museum of the Big Bend, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Nesbitt Memorial Library, Panola College, Price Johnson Family Collection, San Antonio Public Library, Tarleton State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

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  • April 20, 1872

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  • Feb. 7, 2012, 4:53 p.m.

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Nelson, Richard. The Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 20, 1872, newspaper, April 20, 1872; Galveston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203080/: accessed July 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .