Today in Media History: The First African-American Newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, Was Founded in 1827

Poynter – “Freedom’s Journal provided international, national, and regional information on current events and contained editorials declaiming slavery, lynching, and other injustices. The Journal also published biographies of prominent African-Americans and listings of births, deaths, and marriages in the African-American New York community. Freedom’s Journal circulated in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Haiti, Europe, and Canada.”

http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/326841/today-in-media-history-the-first-african-american-newspaper-freedoms-journal-was-founded-in-1827/

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