ProQuest historical newspapers. The Baltimore Afro-American.

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Varying Form of Title:Also known as: ProQuest historical black newspapers. The Baltimore Afro-American
Baltimore Afro-American
Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
Afro-American (1893-1988)
Historical Afro-American
Title from database list: News, historical Baltimore Afro-American
Title varies:ProQuest historical newspapers. Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
Other uniform titles:Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1892)
Afro-American ledger.
Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1915)
Notes:"Founded by former slave John Henry Murphy Sr. when he merged three church publications, The Baltimore Afro-American became one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast. In addition to featuring the first black female reporter (Murphy's daughter) and female sportswriters, the paper's contributors have included writer Langston Hughes, intellectual J. Saunders Redding, artist Romare Bearden, and sports editor Sam Lacy, whose column influenced the desegregation of professional sports. Through the decades, the newspaper fought for equal employment rights, urged African-American participation in politics, and advocated state-funded higher education for blacks. In the 1930s, The Baltimore Afro-American launched "The Clean Block" campaign, which is still in existence today, to clean up inner-city neighborhoods and fight crime. It stationed correspondents in Europe and the Pacific during World War II, providing first-hand reports to readers. In the 1950s, working with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the newspaper's efforts contributed to the outlawing of public school segregation."--Brochure.
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Summary:A searchable database of full-text and full-image newspaper articles published in: the Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1892), the Afro-American Ledger (Baltimore, Md.), and the Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1915).
Other form:Print version: Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1892)
Print version: Afro-American ledger
Print version: Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1915)