1827 - 1902

This collection of African-American newspapers contains a wealth of information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s, and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. They also contain large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

Our subscription includes access to the following titles:

  • The Colored American (1837-1840)
  • Freedom's Journal (1827-1829)
  • The National Era (1847-1860)
  • The North Star (1847-1851)
  • Weekly Advocate


Materials Indexed: Biographical Information, Newspaper Articles, Poetry, Primary Sources, Statistics Database Type: Full Text Collection, Newspaper Collection Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: African American Studies, Black Studies, History (U.S.), News Sources, Theater -- Reviews & Criticism Broad Category: Ethnic & Gender Studies