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African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century

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Provides a wealth of primary source materials written by and about African-Americans from 18th and 19th century newspapers. Includes biographies, vital statistics, essays, editorials, poetry and prose, advertisements, and more. This resource includes the complete transcribed text of seven 19th century African-American newspapers, plus access to additional 19th century Accessible Archives titles. For a description of other searchable titles, at bottom of page, click on the link to Other Collections.   For help searching, click on the Help link at top of page and select Search FAQS.

Dates Covered

Varies by newspaper, with the earliest coverage beginning in 1827 and the latest coverage ending with 1902.

Print Counterpart

Freedom's Journal (March 16, 1827 - March 28, 1829)
LOCKWOOD Microform Area
CALL NUMBER: MicFilm E185.2 .F74

The National Era (January 7, 1847 - March 12, 1860)
LOCKWOOD Microform Area
CALL NUMBER: MicFilm AP2.A64, Reel 899 - 903.

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