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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 203A: Riots, Revolutions, and Revolts.

Guide to researching roles for the Reacting to the Past module on American Revolution, women's suffrage, labor rights, Greenwich Village ca. 1913, and the Chicago Democratic National Convention protests in 1968.

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:

Other Digital Collections

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