MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Rev. Samuel Cornish

Samuel E. Cornish, a preacher (pictured), and John Brown Russwurm, a scholar, founded the nation’s first black newspaper in 1827. They called it Freedom's Journal.

Source: © Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/Art Resource

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