1999-present (full text); 1989-present (citation/abstracts)

The Chicago Defender is the oldest and most respected African-American newspaper in Chicago; this paper is a weekly periodical. The Chicago Defender was the most influential black weekly newspaper by the start of WWI, you can read more about the history of the newspaper.

This database contains searchable and displayable full text coverage of the Chicago Defender from 1999-present).

Note: Historical files of the Chicago Defender (1909-75) are available separately under Chicago Defender (historic: 1909 – 1975).

Materials Indexed: Book Reviews, Newspaper Articles, Primary Sources Database Type: Full Text Collection, Newspaper Collection Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: African American Studies, Black Studies, News Sources Broad Category: Ethnic & Gender Studies, Multidisciplinary