New e-resources: New York Amsterdam News and Pittsburgh Courier

Thanks to a generous donation in support of a research project, we now have access to the archives of two major black newspapers from the 20th century: The New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993, and The Pittsburgh Courier, 1911-2002. Oxford has had access to The Chicago Defender 1910-1975 for some time now and we are the only institution in Western Europe to have access to three black newspapers. The receipt of the donation was managed by the History Faculty.

The New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993
One of the leading black newspapers of the 20th century, which reached its peak in the 1940s. The New York Amsterdam News captured the vibrancy and cultural richness of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, 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. This resource provides full coverage of seventy years worth of the newspaper’s archive.

The Pittsburgh Courier, 1911-2002
The Pittsburgh Courier was once the most widely circulated black newspaper in the United States during the early 20th century. This resource provides access to more than ninety years of the newspaper’s archive, including columns and reports from writers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, James Weldon Johnson and Zora Neale Hurston.

Both resources are available via OxLIP+ (use single sign-in for remote access).

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