1837

Rev. Samuel Cornish publishes The Colored American, formerly the Weekly Advocate, from 1837 to 1842.

In New York City, David Ruggles publishes the Mirror of Liberty, the first Black magazine.

1843

The African Methodist Episcopal Church buys The Mystery, a Black newspaper in Pittsburgh published by Martin Delany, renaming it the Christian Herald.

1847

Frederick Douglass publishes the North Star newspaper in Rochester, N.Y.

1852

African Methodist Episcopal Church moves to Philadelphia and renames the Christian Herald to the Christian Recorder, making this the oldest continuously published Black publication through the 1890's.

1860

After the founding of Freedom's Journal until the start of the Civil War, approximately forty Black newspapers began and ceased publication.

1864

The first Black daily newspaper in the United States, the New Orleans Tribune, is published three times per week in English and French.

 

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