African American Newspapers, 19th century

Contains information about cultural life and history during the 1800's and 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. The collection also provides a great number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

Titles in the collection:

  • The Christian Recorder (1861–1902)
  • The Colored American (1837–1841)
  • Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851–1855; 1859–1863)
  • Freedom’s Journal (1827–1829)
  • The National Era (1847–1860)
  • The North Star (1847–1851)
  • Provincial Freeman (1854–1857)
  • Weekly Advocate (1837–1837)