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:
Expanded by Vima Raskin Potter in A Reference Guide to Afro-American Publications and Editors, 1827-1946 with place and year of publication, and an index to editors.