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African American periodicals, 1825-1995
African American periodicals, 1825-1995 enables users to search many periodicals by and about African Americans. The collection is based upon James P. Danky's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998). Drawn from holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society, African American Periodicals ranges over more than 150 years of American life, from slavery during the Antebellum Period to the struggles and triumphs of the modern era. Editorial views from the pages of these periodicals include opinions on the abolitionist movement; "Jim Crow" segregation; African American achievements in literature, music, sports and science; the integration of U.S. public schools in 1954; the beginning of the Freedom Movement; the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968; the Million Man March of 1995; and much more.
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Resource Type(s)
Newspaper Collections
Contributors, Sponsors, Providers
Wisconsin Historical Society.
Readex, Inc.
Search Related Subjects in CLIO
African American newspapers
American newspapers
African Americans–History–19th century
African Americans–History–20th century
Slavery–United States–History
American newspapers.
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African American periodicals, 1825-1995  [Chester, Vt.?] : Readex.
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Last update: 2014-03-05