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Historical U.S. Newspapers

Overview

The African American Press, or the Black Press, refers primarily to newspapers published by African Americans for the African American community.  The first such newspaper was Freedom's Journal, published from 1827 to 1829 in New York City.  On this page you will find a number of resources about the Black Press, as well as information on locating representative newspapers in the library collection.

Online Resources

A number of useful resources exist on the Web to help researchers find and learn about Black newspapers. Here are several good ones: