Proquest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers


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During October 2019 ProQuest have generously provided the University with full access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers


This access will allow any University member to explore and learn more about black history. For example:

  • Examine the diversity of stances during the civil rights movement, including: endorsements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X, and the debate about integration and the Negro Baseball Leagues.
  • Follow the crusade against racially restrictive housing covenants.
  • Find obituaries and coverage of community events.
  • Access thorough coverage of international events, such as apartheid in South Africa and Stephen Biko's Nobel Peace prize nomination, often overlooked by other newspapers. 

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life as written in the Chicago DefenderThe Baltimore Afro-AmericanNew York Amsterdam NewsPittsburgh CourierLos Angeles SentinelAtlanta Daily WorldThe Norfolk Journal and GuideThe Philadelphia Tribune, and Cleveland Call and Post.

Each of the nine Historical Black Newspapers provides researchers with unprecedented access to perspectives and information that was excluded or marginalized in mainstream sources. And, all are cross-searchable with all other ProQuest Historical Newspapers–including The New York TimesChicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times–allowing researchers to evaluate history from multiple points of view.

Read more at ProQuest

For more information about resources and events in the Library for October, read the new library guide to Black HIstory Month 2019.


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