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MEJO 342: Black Press and U.S. History

African-American Press (Civil Rights)

Online Magazines - Mainstream & African American

Magazines include text and graphics. Get layout ideas, and see how things were done 100 years ago!

1898 Election in North Carolina

African American Press (Reconstruction)

Organization Papers

ProQuest Historic Newspapers

Search multiple U.S. newspapers together, including:

  • Atlanta Constitution (1868 to 1984)
  • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
  • Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
  • Baltimore Sun (1837-1992)
  • Chicago Defender (1909-1975)
  • Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1992)
  • Detroit Free Press‎ (1831 - 1999)
  • Los Angeles Sentinel‎ (1934 - 2005)*
  • Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1992)
  • Louisville Courier-Journal (1830-1922)
  • Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
  • New York Times (1851 to 2014)
  • Norfolk Journal and Guide‎ (1916 - 2003)*
  • Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)*
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
  • Wall Street Journal (1889 - 2000)
  • Washington Post (1877 to 2001)

Search 6 African American newspapers.

Finding African American Newspapers by State

Find African American newspapers by state:

  1. Select state from drop-down list
  2. Select "African American" from More Search Options > Ethnicity Press drop-down list
  3. Search!
  4. Browse this list of 2400+ African American newspapers.


  • This directory lists known newspapers and publication info. It does not include full-text or digitized content. 
  • From the Library of Congress' Chronicling America's U.S. Newspaper Directory
  • Click on the title of a newspaper to see more info: publication specs, alternate titles, and libraries that have it. 

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Specific newspapers (alphabetical)

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  • Enter location in the <Place> field
  • Enter year (or date) in the <Date> field
  • Enter search term(s) in the search box (i.e., Wilmington, riot, Manly)

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African American Newspapers: Microfilm

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Using Microfilm

microfilm@ Wilson Library (North Carolina newspapers)

Microfilm reader/copiers are available in the second floor reading room. One microfilm reader is available in the fourth floor reading room. Read more about using Wilson Library.

@ Davis Library (national newspapers)

The Davis Library microforms collection is on the Lower Level of Davis Library. They have helpful staff to get microfilm reels for you & show you how to use them. Check their hours before going over to Davis.

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