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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides searchable, online access to approximately 250 U.S. newspapers from 37 states.

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Some titles lasted a short time, or few extant issues have been found, so that the database may contain as little as a single issue from a source. Other newspapers had longer lives, and long runs of issues are available.

African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998:
Features 280 newspapers from 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. These titles published for or by African Americans explore such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies and more. Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY)—the first African American newspaper published in the United States—the titles in this series include The Colored Citizen (KS), Arkansas State Press, Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, L'Union (LA), Northern Star and Freeman’s Advocate (NY), Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956:
Published in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Key titles include Frederick Douglass’s New National Era (Washington, DC), Washington Tribune (Washington, DC), Chicago Bee (Chicago, IL), The Louisianian (New Orleans, LA), The Pine and Palm (Boston, MA), National Anti-Slavery Standard (New York, NY), New York Age (New York, NY), Harlem Liberator (New York, NY), North Carolina Republican and Civil Rights Advocate (Weldon, NC), Southern News (Richmond, VA) and others

Coverage: 1827-1998 - Updates vary

Vendor: Newsbank

Producer: Newsbank

Interlibrary Loan Type: Secure Electronic Transmission Permitted

Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users