Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

Black Newspaper Resources Online

If you are interested in exploring African-American newspapers in more detail there are several good resources online.  

The Black Press Research Collective, founded and directed by Dr. Kim Gallon, examines the historical and contemporary role of black newspapers in Africa and the African Diaspora.

The Library of Congress has digitized 50 African American Newspapers from 1850 to 1922.

This Guide to African American Newspapers, compiled by Elizabeth Clarke of Marist College's library, includes links to dozens of open access African-American Newspapers from across the country.

Selected years from the Afro-American newspaper (Baltimore) are available via Google News: 1906-1917 & 1940s-2000s

The Lincoln Echo (1993-2015) is available from University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

The Indianapolis Recorder (1899-2005), Muncie Times (1991-2011), Colored Visitor (1879), Evansville Argus (1938-1943), have been digitized as part of the Hoosier State Chronicles project

The Reformer (1968-1970s) was digitized by St. Joseph Public Library in South Bend, Indiana

Dr. Julian Chambliss' "Advocate Recovered" project on recovers the contents of the Winter Park Advocate, an African-American newspaper published in Winter Park, Florida.

Mark Charles RoudanĂ©'s "Roudanez: History and Legacy" examines the history of La Tribune de la Nouvelle OrlĂ©ans (the New Orleans Tribune), which was founded by his great, great grandfather, Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez.

Do you know of other online resources for African-American newspapers?  Please e-mail me at matthew.delmont[at] and I'll add them.