May 14, 2021

Historic Georgian African American Newspapers Dating From 1886-1926 Are Now Available Freely Online

From the Digital Library of Georgia:

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce that it has completed the digitization of two historically significant Georgia African American newspapers as part of a National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The digital images will be included in the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America  and the DLG’s own site: Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN).

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The newspapers include:

  • Savannah Tribune, 1886-1888  – Founded in 1875, the Tribune, except for two hiatuses, is one of the longest-running African American newspapers in the South.

  • Athens Republique, 1921-1924 – From 1919 until its cessation in 1927, the Republique served the African American community in Athens and surrounding towns.

The GHN website also includes several other African American newspaper titles published in Georgia ranging from 1867-2018 that were digitized as part of previous grant-funded projects. These titles can be browsed through at https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/types/#africanamerican

African American newspapers from across the country can be found in the Chronicling America website at https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=&ethnicity=African+American

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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