About the Collection

Clipping from
The Broad Ax,
13 December 1913
The Black Newspapers Collection presents newspapers, including college papers, that were owned by, operated by, or intended for Black communities in Illinois. These titles focus on the 20th century, but range from 1897 (the only surviving issue of the Chicago Reflector) to 2003 (the Lincolnian.) The papers chart the growth of Illinois’ Black population and the resulting development of Black culture, arts, and civic engagement.

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