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19th Century African American Newspapers

As the repository for the Black Press Archives, Moorland-Spingarn has a large collection of Black newspapers, over 200 titles, many of which we continue to receive here on a weekly basis. Our oldest newspaper is Freedom’s Journal, the first African American newspaper, whose first issue appeared in 1827. The most well-known paper is The North Star, published by Frederick Douglass. One of his successor papers was titled Douglass’ Monthly.

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