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Feb 8. In Honor of Freedom’s Journal

Freedom’s Journal

March 16, 1827 to March 28, 1829 (weekly)

1st African American owned and operated newspaper in the United States

According to African American journalist, Garland Penn, Cornish and Russwurm’s objective with Freedom’s Journal was to go up against other local newspapers published in New York City that attacked African-Americans and encouraged slavery (see Wikipedia link below).

For more information:

http://www.newseum.org/ebp/gallery/

http://www.pbs.org/blackpress/news_bios/newbios/nwsppr/freedom/freedom.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom%27s_Journal

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