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Early African American Newspapers & Journals
The simplest way to search for an individual electronic title is via a title search in the Library's E-Journal Finder. These individual titles may also be part of larger digital collections that may also be useful (see Af Am Resources below). Remember, however, that many titles have not been digitized and these may be found in other formats (e.g., paper, microfilm) via a "Journal Title" search (pull down menu) in the Library's main Catalog.
See also this guide to
Unscrambling newspaper and journal titles for specific dates & placces of publication can be confusing. For clarification, consult African-American newspapers and periodicals : a national bibliography Davis Reference Desk & Stone Center Reference PN4882.5.N39 S37 1998
The Crisis (via Google)
Opportunity; [serial] journal of Negro life.
Pittsburgh Courier (various editions)
Chicago Defender (various editions)
Richmond Planet (1889 - 1910 Library of Congress)
National Era (Washington, D.C.) (1847 - 1860)
Freedom's Journal (New York) (1827 - 1829)
North Star (Rochester, N.Y.) (1847 - 1851)
Major African American Resources
See additional resources under African American Studies.
An important source for current scholarship and historical journals/newspapers.
Oxford African American Studies Center (Oxofrd dbs may be slow to load)
This includes many reference works, such as Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History, various Oxford Companions, and the African American National Biography.
Includes a number important African American newspapers, in addition to NY Times, LA Times, etc.