Freedom's Journal

First African-American owned and operated newspaper in the US (1827–1829) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Freedom's Journal was the first African American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States.[1] Founded by Rev. John Wilk and other free Black men in New York City, it was published weekly starting with the March 16, 1827 issue.[2] Freedom's Journal was superseded in 1829 by The Rights of All, published between 1829 and 1830 by Samuel Cornish, the former senior editor of the Journal.[3] The View covered it as part of Black History Month in 2021.[4]

Quick facts: Type, Format, Owner(s), Publisher, Editor...
Freedom's Journal
Volume 1, no.3, March 23, 1827
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)John Brown Russwurm
Samuel Cornish
PublisherCornish & Russwurm
EditorJohn Brown Russwurm
Samuel Cornish
FoundedMarch 16, 1827
Ceased publicationMarch 28, 1829
HeadquartersNew York City
OCLC number1570144