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Finding News Stories: Black Newspapers

African American Newspapers: Online

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.

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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