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Today, in honor of black history month, we are highlighting some African American newspapers available on microfilm.

In the years leading up to the Civil War, there were several African American focused newspapers that popped up in the North. In the years following the Civil War, there was a surge in these newspapers. Here in Special Collections, a microfilm collection is dedicated to these papers.

The Miscellaneous Negro Newspapers are a collection of 6 reels of microfilm that include hundreds of copies from dozens of these newspapers. Titles such as The American Guide, The Arkansas Freeman, Frederick Douglas’ Paper, and the National Leader are included.

More information on these and other African American newspapers can be found here in Special Collections.

Special Collections - Microfilm Negro Newspapers

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