Bibliographic Details

ProQuest historical newspapers. Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988).

Imprint [Ann Arbor, Mich.] : ProQuest
Language English
Subject African Americans -- Newspapers -- Databases.
African American newspapers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Databases.
African Americans -- History -- 19th century -- Sources -- Databases.
African Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Sources -- Databases.
African American newspapers.
African Americans.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Newspapers -- Databases.
Maryland -- Baltimore.
Electronic reference sources.
Electronic newspapers.
Electronic reference sources.
Format E-Resource, Journal
URL for this record
Varying Form of Title Portion of title Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
Portion of title Afro-American (1893-1988)
Other title Historical Afro-American
Other uniform titles Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1892)
Afro-American ledger.
Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : 1915)
Notes Title from basic search screen (viewed Dec. 15, 2008).
Access limited to subscribers.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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).
"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.