Walton Endowment Purchases New Primary Sources: African American Newspapers Series 1827-1998

Front page of the Mississippi Free Press from December 16, 1961.

Through the Gerald Walton Library Endowment, the African American Newspapers (1827-1998) database is now available to students and researchers.

Thanks to a generous gift, a library endowment in honor of Dr. Gerald W. Walton was established in 2001. Using this endowment's annual earnings, the University of Mississippi Libraries has been able to purchase the African American Newspapers (1827-1998).

Chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience, African American Newspapers, Series 1, features 280 newspapers from 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. These titles published for or by African Americans constitute valuable primary sources for researchers exploring such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history, ethnic studies and more.

This database can be found on the Database A-Z list or by going to it directly HERE.

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