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


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


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


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


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.


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


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