Online Access to African American Newspapers
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 offers scholars valuable primary sources for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary, and social history and ethnic studies, to name a few. Users can compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past.
Coverage spans life in the Antebellum South; the spread of abolitionism; growth of the Black church; the Emancipation Proclamation; the Jim Crow Era; the Great Migration to northern cities, rise of the N.A.A.C.P.; the Civil Rights movement; political and economic empowerment and more. Scholars, researchers, and interested, casual readers will find firsthand perspectives on notable Americans from Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington to W.E.B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as obituaries, advertisements, editorials and illustrations.