Do you have a resource for Black Historical Newspapers? How do I use it?


The Library does have a resource for Black Historical Newspapers! ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection features historical copies of the Pittsburgh Courier, as well as the Atlanta Daily World, The Baltimore Afro-American, the Chicago Defender, the Cleveland Call and Post, the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Michigan Chronicle, the New York Amsterdam News, the Norfolk Journal and Guide, and the Philadelphia Tribune. In general, historical newspapers are available from 1893 - 2010, however each individual newspaper is available for different date ranges between 1893 and 2010.

You can access the database by clicking on the link below or above, or by typing "Black historical newspapers" (without the quotation marks) into the search bar from our website, For more details on how to search for information in this database, check out the tutorial video below!

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  • Last Updated Jun 25, 2021
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  • Answered By Emily Ahlin

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