Black newspapers

In 1965, the Center began subscribing to about 20 papers intended primarily for Black communities in major U.S. cities. The Center maintains current subscriptions to numerous titles.

State City Title Link Dates
California Los Angeles Los Angeles sentinel (#9505770) 1946-  
Illinois Chicago Muslim Journal (#12063707) 1985-  
Louisiana Shreveport Shreveport sun (#20606995) 1966- 
Maryland Baltimore Afro-American (#7642696) 1915-47; 1988-  
Massachusetts Roxbury Bay state banner (#6749070) 1972- 
Michigan Detroit Michigan chronicle (#2264134) 1943- 
Missouri Kansas City The call (#16736831) 1925- 
New York New York New York Amsterdam news (#13416782) 1962- 
Ohio Cleveland Call and post (#9964681) 1934-
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia tribune (#2266077) 1912-
Tennessee Memphis Tri-state defender (#9578018) 1951-


CRL has retrospective holdings of many additional Black newspapers. See the CRL Catalog for full details.

Temporal Coverage: 
1925-present (varies)