The library just set up trial access to Proquest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers.
To access it, follow the link: http://proquest.umi.com/login?COPT=REJTPTU4ZGQrNThkYys1OGRhKzU4ZGIrM2M1YSZJTlQ9MCZWRVI9Mg==&clientId=11430
, click on "database selected" right below the main tabs, and then scroll down to the bottom on the new page and you will see the 5 black historical newspapers listed.
The trial is good from July 15 to Aug 15. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.
Please let us know what you think.
For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.
For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php
5 newspapers included:
Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) The Atlanta Daily World had the first black White House correspondent and was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century.
The Chicago Defender (1909-1975) A leading African-American newspaper, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago.
Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) The oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S.
New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) This leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s. The Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance.
Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002) One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.