From the Library of Congress:
55 African American newspapers from across the US, are available online in #Chronincling America. Included among these titles are issues of Frederick Douglass’ newspaper the New National Era. In his first issue, Douglass writes “It has been a cherished hope of mine, since the abolition of slavery, that…some new man…thoroughly alive to the great interests of our newly enfranchised people, would arise and establish here in the Capital of the nation a large public journal, which should in some measure serve as a banner on the outer wall of our liberties…I believe the New National Era can be made such a journal…”
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Chronicling America currently provides access to more than 11.6 million digitized newspaper pages from 1789-1924.