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Black Historical Newspapers



Combines 3 Black historical newspapers:

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The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
The most widely circulated black newspaper on the Atlantic coast. It was the first black newspaper to have correspondents reporting on World War II, foreign correspondents, and female sports correspondents.

Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
A leading African-American newspaper, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago.

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
The leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s. The Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance.

Dates of Coverage 1893-1993
Source Types Newspapers
Source List Baltimore Afro-American, Chicago Defender, New York Amsterdam News
Simultaneous users Unlimited
Vendor ProQuest

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