African American Newspapers

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African-American Newspapers is a fulltext database of the following newspapers published by and for African-Americans:

  • Christian Recorder (Philadelphia: 1861-1902 [excluding 1892])
  • Colored American (New York: 1837-1841)
  • Douglass' Monthly (Rochester, NY: 1859-1863)
  • Frederick Douglass' Paper (Rochester, NY: 1851-1855)
  • Freedom's Journal (New York: 1827-1829)
  • National Era (Washington, D.C.: 1847-1860)
  • North Star (Rochester, NY: 1847-1851)
  • Provincial Freeman (Chatham, Ontario): 1854-1857)
  • Weekly Advocate (New York: 1837)


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Dates covered


Updating frequency

Complete through Part XII supplement.



Type of coverage

The fulltext of all articles, fiction, poetry, advertisements, etc.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Douglass' Monthly and National Era are available in Alexander and Camden Libraries. Frederick Douglass' Paper and North Star are available in another full-text database, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers.

Producer/content provider

Accessible Archives

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Accessible Archives

Supplementary Subject(s)