At the request of the USF Departments of Africana Studies and Humanities & Cultural Studies, the USF Libraries have acquired the following online historical newspapers from ProQuest:
The Proquest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender is the online, cover-to-cover version of the Chicago Defender from 1910 to 1975. Founded in 1905, the Chicago based African-American newspaper developed into a prominent publication that attracted a national audience with more than two-thirds of its readership outside of Chicago. The newspaper was a proponent of The Great Migration, the move of over 1.5 million African-Americans from the segregated South to the industrial North from 1915 to 1925. It reported on the Red Summer race riots of 1919, and editorialized for anti-lynching legislation and the integration of blacks into the U.S. military. This newspaper also supported the aviation career of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, and promoted the writing of Langston Hughes and Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. Other online content includes: editorials, classified advertisements, legal notices, marriage, and obituary notices.
The ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News is the online, cover-to-cover version of the New York Amsterdam News from 1922 to 1993. Founded in Harlem, New York during 1909 the newspaper grew to be considered one of the more prominent African American newspapers in the United States. It captured the vibrancy and richness of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s, advocated for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and fought against discriminatory employment practices and other civil rights abuses in the 1960s. The article content is multidisciplinary and chronicles politics, society, and news events affecting the African-American community. The article content includes published columns by such African-American notables as W. E. B. Du Bois, Roy Wilkins, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Malcolm X. Other online content includes: editorials, classified advertisements, reviews, business and legal notices, marriage, and obituary notices.
For these and other online resources, consult http://www.lib.usf.edu/. Click on Databases by Title.