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The First African-American Newspaper

Freedom’s Journal” published in New York by John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish became the first African-American newspaper in America. The paper consisted of four pages and the motto was “Righteousness Exalteth a Nation”. It was superseded by “The Rights of All” also published by Cornish.

Source: Jacqueline Bacon, The First African-American Newspaper: Freedom’s Journal (Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2007), 39.

Image Source: Wisconsin Historical Society, “Freedoms Journal Volume 1,” African American Newspapers and Periodicals, http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/aanp/freedom/volume1.asp (accessed October 10, 2011).

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