May 14, 2022

The Freedom Journal

The Freedom Journal

Join me this week as I dive into the history of the Freedom Journal, the first black owned and operated newspaper in American history.

Started by two free men in 1828, The Freedom Journal influenced a generation of writers, editors and artists by providing a platform for black voices. For the first time in history, their newspaper was nonpartisan and strove to provide both sides of an argument.

What was the Freedom Journal? And who were the men behind the pages? Find all of that out and more.

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