African American Newspapers

About the Collection

The African American Newspaper Collection represents a broad survey of historic newspapers written for and published by the African American community. These newspapers provide a record of the culture, daily life, and history of the community, across the United States. The dates of newspapers in the collection range from 1859 to 1928, with titles peaking during the 1900s. Included in the collection are newspapers covering general topics, political and social issues, religious issues, and fraternal organization proceedings.



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The Houston Informer
100
The Western Outlook
81
The Weekly Anglo-African
52
The State Capital
50
The Gazette
46
Oakland Sunshine
27
South Carolina Leader
7
San Francisco Vindicator
6
The Free Man's Press
6
The Colored Tennessean
5
The Torchlight Appeal
3
Kansas City Observer
2
The Augusta Union
2
The Enterprise
2
The Free Press
2
The People's Recorder
2
The Western Enterprise
2
Africo-American Presbyterian
1
Atlanta Age
1
Columbus Chronicle
1
Odd Fellows' Journal
1
Ohio Standard and Observer
1
Paul Quinn Weekly
1
Pine Bluff Weekly Herald
1
Southern Republican
1
The Afro-American Citizen
1
The American Guide
1
The Boston Advance
1
The Boston Courant
1
The Christian Banner
1
The Colorado Statesman
1
The Colored Visitor
1
The Dallas Express
1
The Defender
1
The Detroit Informer
1
The Florida Evangelist
1
The Florida Sentinel
1
The Free State
1
The Freedman's Press
1
The Freeman's Journal
1
The Gazette and Land Bulletin
1
The Golden Rule
1
The Huntsville Star
1
The Independent
1
The Indianapolis World
1
The Item
1
The Jackson Headlight
1
The Langston City Herald
1
The Light
1
The Macon Sentinel
1
The Missouri Messenger
1
The Montgomery Enterprise
1
The National Pilot
1
The Negro Appeal
1
The Parsons Weekly Blade
1
The Plaindealer
1
The Progress
1
The Reformer
1
The Reporter
1
The Republican Courier
1
The Rising Son
1
The Rock Hill Messenger
1
The Seattle Republican
1
The Statesman
1
The Tennessean
1
The Western Star
1
The World
1
Voice of Missions
1
Wide-Awake
1