Full text of colonial and Civil War-era newspapers, including Frank Leslie's Weekly (illustrated), the Lily, and the Virginia Gazette, as well as 19th century African-American newspapers and county histories.
Contains information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and including first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and Congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. The collection also provides a great number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements reflecting the African-American experience.
Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.
Weekly newspaper geared to the African-American community of New York City, New York. It is one of the oldest African-American newspapers in the United States. It has published columns by W. E. B. Du Bois, Roy Wilkins, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and was the first to recognize and publish Malcolm X. Source: Wikipedia