Historic Georgian African American newspapers dating from 1886-1926 are now available freely online, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce that it has completed the digitization of two historically significant Georgia African American newspapers as part of a National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The digital images will be included in the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ and the DLG’s own site: Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN), http://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

“NEH grants help strengthen and sustain American cultural life, in communities, at museums, libraries, and historic sites, and in classrooms,” said former NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “As the nation prepares to commemorate its 250th anniversary in 2026, NEH is proud to help lay the foundations for public engagement with America’s past by funding projects that safeguard cultural heritage and advance our understanding of the events, ideas, and people that have shaped our nation.”

The newspapers include:

Featured images:

Savannah Tribune of November 10, 1888, celebrates Republican Benjamin Harrison’s presidential victory: https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn84020323/1888-11-10/ed-1/seq-1/



Athens Republique of January 7, 1922, covers Athens’ 59th Anniversary of Emancipation celebration and looks back on Booker T. Washington’s legacy: https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/2012233098/1922-01-07/ed-1/seq-1/

The GHN website also includes several other African American newspaper titles published in Georgia ranging from 1867-2018 that were digitized as part of previous grant-funded projects. These titles can be browsed through at https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/types/#africanamerican

African American newspapers from across the country can be found in the Chronicling America website at https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=&ethnicity=African+American

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Georgia Historic Newspapers Update Winter 2021

This past winter, the Digital Library of Georgia released several new grant-funded newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. Included below is a list of the newly available titles.

Titles funded by the National Digital Newspaper Program

Americus Times-Recorder, 1920-1925

Atlanta Constitution, 1897-1903

Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal, 1901-1918

Golden Age (Atlanta), 1906-1914

People’s Party Paper (Atlanta), 1892-1898

Trench and Camp (Augusta), 1917-1919

Titles funded by the R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation in partnership with the Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta Daily Examiner. 1854-1855

Atlanta Daily Post, 1879-1880

Atlanta Evening Capitol, 1885-1887

Atlanta Evening Herald, 1893

Atlanta Post-Appeal, 1882

Atlanta Weekly Examiner, 1855-1856

Atlanta Weekly Post, 1880-1881

Cherokee Georgian (Canton), 1875-1876

Cherokee Intelligencer (Canton), 1833-1834

Christian Index (Atlanta), 1879-1881

Christian Index (Atlanta), 1892-1897

Christian index and Southern Baptist (Atlanta), 1881-1892

Daily Dispatch (Savannah), 1894

Daily Press (Atlanta), 1894

Evening Sentinel (Augusta), 1878-1879

Georgia Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1845

Georgia Courier (Augusta), 1833-1835

Great Kennesaw Route Gazette (Atlanta), 1886

Kennesaw Gazette (Atlanta), 1886-1890

Living Issues (Atlanta), 1893-1894

Looking Glass (Atlanta), 1894-1897

Marietta Advocate, 1861-1863

National Republican (Augusta), 1868

Savannah Daily Times, 1884-1886

Savannah Morning News, 1881-1883

Savannah Weekly News, 1894-1898

Southern Alliance Farmer, 1889-1892

Southern Confederacy (Atlanta), 1861

Sunday Gazette (Atlanta), 1878-1881

Sunday Phonograph (Atlanta), 1879-1881

Times (Savannah), 1880-1881

Weekly Chronicle & Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1881-1883

Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1843-1846

Weekly Georgia Constitutionalist and Republic (Augusta), 1852-1855

Western Georgian (Rome), 1838

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