1867

The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church publishes the Star of Zion.

1879

Roi Ottley dubs the editor of the New York Rumor, Timothy Thomas Fortune, "dean of Black journalism in America."

1884

Christopher J. Perry publishes the Philadelphia Tribune, considered the oldest continuously published commercial Black newspaper in the U.S.

1888

Edward E. Cooper publishes the Indianapolis Freeman, the first Black illustrated newspaper.

1889

With work appearing in Harper's Weekly, the first Black political cartoonist, Henry J. Lewis, joins the staff of the Indianapolis Freeman.

The first Black graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West, Henry O. Flipper, is also the first Black editor of a White newspaper, the Arizona Sunday Herald, for four months.

1892

John H. Murphy, Sr. publishes the Afro-American in Baltimore.

 

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