With few exceptions, most newspapers are written for a local audience. Consider exploring the coverage of important civil rights events through the lens of both local and national papers. Furthermore, newspapers of the mid-twentieth century imagined their readers as white, middle-class Americans. As a result, many African-American communities published their own papers, covering issues that might be ignored by the white establishment.
The following are a selection of historical African-American newspapers available on microfilm at FSU Libraries.