In this blog post from Headlines and Heroes, learn about African American newspapers found in Chronicling America and how to search for information in these resources. Also featured is information on the new research guide on African American newspapers.
Invasive species overtake both ecosystems and news headlines. Historical primary sources, such as newspapers from Chronicling America, paired with modern periodicals, reveal how organisms introduced into new ecological contexts can cause unexpected consequences.
On the Library of Congress Web site, Chronicling America provides free access to millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Although the sheer volume of stories might seem daunting, Chronicling America makes it easy to explore the pages.
Historic newspapers can help teachers expand student understanding of the NAACP and its achievements for all people by placing emphasis on its anti-lynching campaign, advocacy for quality education, employment opportunities, and celebration of the achievements of African Americans.