Welcome to a Timeline of The Black Press. From the publication of the first African-American newspaper in 1827, the pioneering men and women of the black press have given voice to stories and events that would otherwise have gone undocumented.
We have created a timeline of some of the most significant events that occurred during the history of the black press. Look here to discover when, Freedom's Journal - the first black newspaper - was founded, or the dates for historic events such as the March on Washington or the Red Summer Riots of 1919.
Choose whether to read through the dates in text form or to view them in an enhanced interactive format. The interactive format requires the Shockwave plug-in.
The interactive version allows you to link directly from the dates in history to websites for further information and research.