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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Find Newspapers

A guide to finding newspapers in the Library, with emphasis on historical newspapers and digitized historical newspapers

Major Digitized African American Newspapers

The first known African American newspaper was Freedom’s Journal (New York, N.Y. : 1827), and since then there has been an active black press in the United States. This page is a guide to finding African American newspapers and periodicals in the Library. Click here to view a complete list of African American newspapers at the University of Illinois Library.

For the major, digitized African American newspapers of the twentieth century, the best place to begin is:

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