Newark Black Newspapers Collection Now Available Online

Newark Black Newspapers Collection collage.

Dana Library is pleased to announce that the Newark Black Newspapers Collection is now available online. It is a highlight of the Newark Experience, an extensive collection of Newark-related materials housed at the library, and can be viewed at this link.

The Newark Black Newspapers Collection features four newspapers published between 1968 and 1979: Black News, Black New Ark, Black Newark, and Unity and Struggle. Notable poet, writer, teacher, and political activist Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) established and served as editor-in-chief for these historic publications. The collection's scope encompasses Newark-centric news and beyond to international politics with themes of black liberation, economic empowerment, governance, and the arts.

Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado's New Jersey Studies article details the importance of Black Newark and the subsequent titles for the history of Newark and the history of the Black Power movement. For more information about the Newark Black Newspapers Collection, please contact Natalie Borisovets at or Angela Lawrence at

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