|African American Newspapers, 1827-1998|
|The acquisition of African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, honors the service of Dr. Tom Apple as Provost of the University of Delaware, 2009-2012, and is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost, the Louis L. Redding Diversity Award, and the University of Delaware Library.|
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Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
Part of the Readex America’s Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States including those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society, and the Library of Congress. Selections were guided by James Danky, editor of African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography.
Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY), the first African American newspaper published in the United States, the titles 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.
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