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African American Historical Newspapers: Chronology

Early Newspapermen


Timothy T. Fortune, born a slave in Marianna, Fl worked as a young man at several Florida newspapers. He went to New York in 1881 and eventuallly was editor and owner of the Globe, then the Freeman which later became the The York Age.



Antebellum and Civil War Era, 1800-1865 | Reconstruction, 1865-1876 | Gilded Age, 1877-1899

Pre-World War I, 1900-1914 | World War I-World War II, 1914-1945 | 20th and 21st Centuries

Pre-WW I 1900-1914

WW I - WW II 1914-1945


20th & 21st Centuries