Chicago Defender (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Chicago Defender (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender

This collection contains every issue of the newspaper the Chicago Defender published between 1910 to 1975, including all articles, illustrations, and advertisements. Each issue has been fully digitized and indexed. With the majority of its readership outside the Chicago region, the Chicago Defender served as the de facto national black newspaper in the U.S., and it was the most influential African-American newspaper of the 20th century.

For citations for Chicago Defender content beginning with January 3, 1989 and full text content beginning with November 22, 1999, please use Ethnic NewsWatch.

Dates covered

July 31, 1909; January 1, 1910 - December 31, 1975.

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