The story of African American newspapers began before the Civil War when they voiced abolitionist sentiments. Periodicals like Freedom’s Journal (1827) laid the foundation for African-American papers to fight for liberation and Black rights, to demonstrate an oppressed people’s pride, and to inform readers of events affecting African-American communities across the nation.
After the Civil War, virtually every large city with a significant African-American population had its own African-American newspaper. While it was important for African-American newspapers to report the news of the day, this was not necessarily their primary purpose. The idea of an African-American newspaper was to give its readers the news through the lens of their own eyes.
One of the biggest discussions in African American culture today is the ability to tell our own stories. Our history is either hidden or told by someone else. African American Newspapers are one of the ways we can tell our stories. Join us as we talk about the continued importance and relevance of Black newspapers.
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