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trial access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers

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.

Comments (1)

Patricia A. Young:

Dear UMBC Librarians:

I am very glad to see the option to access these Black newspaper databases. This is the core of my research and it is difficult to find active resources such as this. I have used the database during this one monthe period, and I hope it is one we can keep or the UofM library system. Unfortunately, the window for acceptance of this database is short, and it’s over the summer. I hope that more Black newspaper/magazine databases can become accessible under our library system overall. Thank you. Patricia A. Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, UMBC.

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