African American Newspapers Forum
Negro State Fair -- Muskogee Cimeter
I could not resist the opportunity to go out to Chronicling America and look at a few of the newspapers Debra Spindle pointed us to. It is just how I am wired!
In the July 28, 1917 edition of the Muskogee Cimeter, I came across the notice below for the negro state fair. I love reading about this kind of stuff; our ancestors taking pride in their accomplishments and taking the initiative to showcase it. The text provides background information on the principals involved in putting together the fair and the associated board of directors.