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This database includes The Messenger, 1925-1928 (for earlier issues request microfilm) and The Opportunity, 1940-1947.
The Messenger was founded in 1917 in NYC, by Labor activist A. Philip Randolph and economist Chandler Owen to bring the cause of socialism to the black Americans. It eventually evolved into a literary magazine. Ceased publication in 1928
Freedom's Journal (1827–1829), The Colored American (1837–1841), The North Star (1847–1851), The National Era (1847–1860), Provincial Freeman (1854–1857), The Christian Recorder (1861–1902), Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851–1855; 1859–1863), and the Weekly Advocate (1837–1837)
The articles provide first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts,business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion.They also contain large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics,essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements.
American Indian Newspapers aims to present a diverse and robust collection of print journalism from Indigenous peoples of the US and Canada over more than 9,000 individual editions from 1828-2016. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
Historical newspapers include: the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Daily Defender (1956-1975), Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1994), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
Google Books has digitized issues between: 11/1961-4/1976 USC has print copies of Negro Digest from 1943-1944, and Black World from 1973-1976. Founded in 1942, this was the first successful black-owned and published general interest magazine in America. It was also the first publication of Johnson Publishing Company, which went on to publish Jet and Ebony magazines. Negro Digest was modeled after Reader's Digest magazine. It temporarily ceased publication for 10 years between 1951-1961, and in 1970 it's name was changed to Black World; its last issue was published in April 1976.
The West's oldest African-American newspaper, published from 1879-1964.
John James Neimore established it in Los Angeles as The California Owl in 1879, to ease black settlers' transition to the West. The paper evolved into one of the leading papers of the day while under the control of Charlotta A. Bass and her husband, Joe Bass. Charlotta Bass assumed control of The Owl following the death of Neimore in 1912, and renamed it The California Eagle.
A pro-segregationist/white supremacist newspaper published in Mississippi between October 1955 and September 1961. It was intended to spread a pro-segregationist message throughout the southern states.
Dates available: 1910-1922 (online PDFs) USC has most issues published between 1910-1996, in print @ the Grand Library. Also available on Google Books: 4/1911-2011 Founded by W.E.B. Du Bois in 1910 as the official publication of the NAACP. From 1997 to 2003, the title change to "The New Crisis: The Magazine of Opportunities and Ideas," but the title has since reverted back to The Crisis. Du Bois edited the Crisis until 1934.
Dates available: 1959-2008
John H. Johnson founded Ebony magazine in 1945. He wanted to create a monthly magazine that told about black life and achievements in words and photographs, similar to Life magazine. Ebony has the largest circulation among African American publications. Google Books has most print issues from 1959-2008.
Dates covered: 1959-present
A full-text collection of more than 200 newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Provides a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints -- the other sides of the stories.
The publications offer both national and regional coverage. 2) Ethnic NewsWatch: A History(1959-1989), which includes over 30 full-text newspapers, magazines and journals, focusing on African American, Hispanic American, and Native American presses from 1959-1989.
USC has print copies of most issues: 1961-1985.
Published between 1961-1985, this magazine emerged from a social movement and organization, the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC), and a political publication, Freedom. SNYC was an important youth-led civil rights organization that emerged during the late 1930s and lasted until the end of the 1940s. Founded by Paul Robeson in the 1950s, Freedom was a political newspaper that openly challenged racism, imperialism, and colonialism and fought for international peace in the context of the growing repression of the Cold War and McCarthyism.
1951-2008 Jet was created in 1951 by John H. Johnson, modeled after small, “pocket magazines.” . Jet was intended to be a news digest for people who had neither the time nor the desire to read extensively on current issues, but who still wanted to be well informed.
Available from Gale's historical newspaper database. All titles are listed under New York Age. This was one of the leading African-American newspapers in New York City. Thep poet, T. Thomas Fortune served as editor for two decades and is credited with having popularized the term "Afro-American."
Before being called The New York Age, it was The New York Globe (1880-1884), and the New York Freeman (1884-1887).
We have 1933-1960 on microfilm
As a southern black newspaper, the Norfolk Journal and Guide did not have the same freedoms as northern black newspapers and thus did not aggressively or openly denounce social and racial injustices.
Because of its more moderate position the Guide was able to procure advertisements from nationally owned white businesses. It was also the only black newspapers that provided on-the-scene, day-to-day coverage of the Scottsboro trial in the 1930s.
USC has all issues published between 1923-1949 on microfilm; 1940-1947 are available in the database, African American Community.
The official publication of the National Urban League, it was founded in 1923 and was published until 1949. Edited by Charles Spurgeon Johnson, it was an important forum for young black writers and artists, many of whom became famous during the Harlem Renaissance.
Was one of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.
A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.